The Washington National Cathedral Has a Darth Vader “Gargoyle”

If you ever visit the Washington National Cathedral, look closely and you might see a gargoyle that looks a lot like DARTH VADER.  Because it IS Darth Vader.

It’s there as a result of a contest that was held in the ’80s to design a “grotesque” for the cathedral.


Before you ask . . . a grotesque is basically a gargoyle that doesn’t spout water.  Actual gargoyles have spouts to drain rainwater.


The limestone Lord Vader has been adorning the cathedral since 1986.  It’s hard to see without a pair of binoculars though.

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