Oct 6, 2010

The Catacombs of Paris

STOP! THIS IS THE EMPIRE OF DEATHOne of the coolest and scariest places in Paris: The Catacombs! A one kilometer long tunnel under the streets of Paris filled with the bones of more than six million skeletons. It’s definitively the most mysterious and darkest place in the City of Light.

Beware of ghosts, demons, and zombies that can snatch away a piece of your flesh if you turn around the wrong passage.

The Catacombs are located in the 14th arrondissement; you descend a spiral stairwell twenty meters underground and walk via a long tunnel system until you reach the entrance of the ossuary. You are warmly welcomed with a message engraved in the stone that says:


STOP! THIS IS THE EMPIRE OF DEATH

STOP! THIS IS THE EMPIRE OF DEATH
Then the trail of bones begins, piled up femurs and skulls in organized patterns: sordid, morbid.

STOP! THIS IS THE EMPIRE OF DEATH
My arm! Where's my arm?!!

4 comments:

  1. Who do the bones belong to OMG!!!!!

    -gaby

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  2. Parisians from many centuries!

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  3. Can you smell the stench if you are inside the place?

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  4. Not really, although there's water leaking from the roof... it kind of gives you the creeps when they fall on you :D

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