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Gargoyles Hard at Work in Seattle

As a tour guide, it's fun to show off Europe's gargoyles. But it's rare to actually show them in action -- not scaring away evil spirits, but spewing rainwater away from their buildings.
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As a tour guide, it's fun to show off Europe's gargoyles. But it's rare to actually show them in action -- not scaring away evil spirits, but spewing rainwater away from their buildings. Yes, gargoyles are actually storm drains in disguise. When we designed our building here in Edmonds 15 years ago, we included eight of these ugly guys -- which I believe are the only functioning gargoyles in greater Seattle. Here's a little clip showing them actually working like the rest of us.