A huge dragon statue has just appeared overnight on the banks of a Welsh castle.   Image: Wales News Service   The dragon, which is four meters long and weighs 1 ton, has reptile-like black and red scales, smoke-flaring nostrils, and an outreached claw. The figure was sculpted and molded before being […]

UK – A Giant Dragon Statue Installed Overnight On The ...

  Welcome to Ptolemy Elrington’s world of tin monsters and animals. The north England based artist, owner and operator of ‘Hubcap Creatures’ creates his sculptures from re-cycled materials including shopping trolleys, scrap metal and car wheel trims which he re-shapes into a variety of life forms, our favorites are the dragons, Chinese Dragon:    Image: hubcapcreatures   […]

Creatures of tin

When encountering the picture of the larval form of a the chestburster, alien looking Black Dragonfish or Ribbon Sawtail Fish (Idiacanthus fasciola), you’re probably thinking it’s a science fiction film character. It’s found around the world at depths of 500 to 2,000 meters in temperate and equatorial oceanic waters. These […]

One Of The Most Incredible Metamorphosis In Nature – From ...

The Wat Sanpran Dragon Temple in Bangkok, Thailand is a 16-storey red tower with a statue of a dragon wound around it. The temple complex consists of smaller temples and many statues inspired by dragons and the chinese zodiac.     The dragon itself is reportedly hollow, and visitors are able to […]

Thailand – The mysterious giant dragon temple Wat Samphran

Dragon shaped cloud spotted over Monument Rocks Natural Area in Kansas –     Monument Rocks (also Chalk Pyramids) are a series of large chalk formations in Gove County, Kansas, rich in fossils. They are estimated to have been formed 80 million years ago. On January 29, 2008, Monument Rocks and Castle Rock 31 miles […]

Incredible Picture of a ‘Dragon Cloud’

It’s seems like in maps drawn between the eighth and sixteenth centuries the seas were a giant aquarium of magical, fantastical sea monsters. Chet Van Duzer makes the introductions to all these various leviathans, sirens, mermaids, and sea serpents, In his work – Covering differnt maps that drawn and published in several atlases […]

Mythical Creatures As Drawn On Medieval Maps

The New Town Hall is a town hall at the northern part of Marienplatz in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It was built between 1867 and 1908 by Georg von uberrisser in a Gothic Revival architecture style, and hosts the city government including the  citycouncil, offices of the mayors and part of the administration. Andreas Huschka The […]

Dragon Statue In Town Hall, Munich, Germany

In Dublin, Ireland, stands an estate reminiscent of old folklore, complete with its own dragon! Of course, dragons are mythical creatures, so this home only has a dragon made of steel which acts as its gatekeeper. The property, known at Harlech House, was originally built in 1798 by a Welsh immigrant. […]

Mythical Dragon Gate Protects Home

What do you see when you look up to the top of the great cathedral of Notre Dame? You see monsters, half-man and half-beast. These demon looking creatures carved out of stone are called gargoyles. They are one of the many eerie stone figures that adorn the gutters of the […]

The Gargoyles Of Notre Dame

Mount Taishan (Peaceful Mountain) is the premier attraction of Shandong province. Lying 100km south of Jinan, it’s the easternmost and holiest of China’s five Taoist mountains and has been worshipped longer by the Chinese than any recorded history. Famed for its scenery and slopes dotted with ancient temples and pavilions […]

Tai Shan Pillars –

  Mushussu (also known as Mushhushshu or Sirrush) is the Dragon of Babylon and one of two animals depicted on the Ishtar Gate. It is depicted here on a kudurru (boundary stone) with divine symbols. This limestone kudurru dates back to the Second Dynasty of Isin, 1156-1025 BC. Newly unearthed […]

Mushussu, Dragon of Babylon –

Dragon sculpture in the cloister of Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Hieronymites Monastery), Belém, Lisboa (Lisbon), Portugal. http://www.pinterest.com The Hieronymites Monastery (official name: Mosteiro da Santa Maria de Belém), located near the shore of Rio Tejo (Tagus river), is one of the most prominent monuments of the Manueline style architecture. Along with […]

Dragon spiral sculpture Lisbon, Portugal