Saturday, October 15, 2011

An eternity under the ground (lunch with a million souls)

The next day was dedicated to meeting some of the older residents of the city, who make their dwelling beneath the ground...Pere Lachaise cemetery, a true city of the dead. Home to Jim Morrison (or his grave anyway).

And then deeper (!) into their very homes: The Catacombs. By their silence it seems they didn't mind the intrusion... 

At least a kilometer of winding paths walled by the bones of the deceased, moved here in the 1700s from cemetaries around Paris because of their unfortunate habit of spreading the plague amongst the yet-living. 

Silence etres mortels

Silence mortal beings

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