Gargoyle Tour on Sunday
The gargoyles and grotesques decorating the Washington National Cathedral are unusual for including pop culture and eccentric figures, like Darth Vader, and a protesting hippy. On select Sundays from April through October, they offer slideshow and walking tours of the figures that highlight the incredible artistry and imagination of the stone carvers that created them. Bring binoculars to better find and view the gargoyles and their strictly decorative cousins the grotesques, as they can be pretty far away. The tour can be a bit like a treasure hunt in an outdoor sculpture gallery. The next tour takes place this Sunday, August 21 at 2pm. Cost and other information available at the Gargoyle Tour web page.