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Monday, April 24, 2017

Darth Vader gargoyle at the Washington National Cathedral

A Darth Vader gargoyle looks down from high on one of the towers atthe National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on Monday, April 24, 2017. 
According to, Iin the 1980s, during the construction of the northwest tower, Christopher Rader won third-place in the National Geographic World Magazine contest for children, with his drawing of Darth Vader. The fierce head was sculpted by Jay Hall Carpenter and the stonecarver was Patrick J. Plunkett. The Darth Vader grotesque is very difficult to see with the naked eye, and binoculars or a telephoto lens are generally needed to spot it.

Far below the evil Sith Lord, a cute rabbit feeds in the beautiful gardens on the cathedral grounds.

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