Thursday, 19 March 2015

Throwback Thursday: Les Catacombes de Paris

Photos taken in 2007 in the Paris Catacombs. They are mostly pretty dark as they asked us not to use flash.



 






I somewhat wish my future remains could be part of such a wonderful work of art and mortality.

9 comments:

  1. The last time I visited such a place I was sick for two months (both physically and emotionally). Not to mention the smell (still haunting me).

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    1. I don't remember it smelling bad, as the bones were so old there was no smell left, unless you mean the unfresh air and mildew underground? I can understand why such a place would upset you, although I was personally touched by the effort the workers made to arrange the bones artistically when they were basically paid to dump them. I would feel pretty happy if someone did that with my bones.

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  2. Lovely photos, now you made me want to visit Paris and the catacombs again. :D

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  3. Ooh, gorgeous images! I've never been there, but they have something similar in Italy. A Capuchin Crypt which was built by monks.

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  4. I was reading about that today, is it the one with mummies naturally preserved in the limestone cave surroundings?

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  5. would really love to visit that place one day ;_; <3

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  6. Great, I've been there, I especially liked the quotes on mortality everywhere. I'd like to see the ones in Italy as well, they look even cooler!

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  7. I love love love old cemeteries, so I'd probably love catacombs as well. I just find them so peaceful and sort of a memento mori.

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  8. Ooh looks amazing. What a great place to visit.

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