The Griffins at St. Anthony's Basilica
St. Anthony's Basilica, Padua, Italy
Digging their claws into their prey, these creatures symbolize the morally perilous world outside the sacred space that is the church.
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Photographed at the basilica by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.