Iconic Figures Peer And Ponder
I assume the similarity between these two figures is primarily a function of the parallel poses assumed by Leonard Cohen in the photograph by Dominique Issermann and the gargoyle, who typically gazes over Paris from his permanent post on Notre Dame Cathedral and moonlights on the right side of the banner atop pages at Heck Of A Guy, but still …
Grotesque, Not Gargoyle
Because this specific denizen of Notre Dame, shown above in context, does not debase himself by functioning as drainpipe ornamentation, he is properly classified as a grotesque rather than a gargoyle. An example of a true gargoyle, serving as a water spout at Notre Dame, can be viewed below.
More about this site’s resident grotesque is available at incorrectly titled Meet The Heck Of A Guy Gargoyle
More Of The Same: Other Leonard Cohen Lookalikes
A rather lengthy list of folks said to resemble Leonard Cohen can be accessed at Leonard Cohen Lookalikes, Doppelgangers, Twins, Copies, Doubles, & Clones Separated At Birth