Gazing out across St Albans from its medieval town belfry, the Clock Tower, are a couple of grotesque faces.
In the early fifteenth century, some time between 1403 and 1412, the people of St Albans built the tower as a symbol of their resistance against the power of the abbot of St Albans.
The tower has survived the years well, and those willing and able to climb the 93 very narrow spiral steps can share the view across town with the aged faces.
Sadly, though, some grotesques obviously missed their facial appointments and the six hundred years has taken its toll.
To avoid this kind of facial disaster, be sure to apply your moisturiser tonight!
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 13 May 2016