Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Catacombs of Paris

Photos from the Paris Catacombs - David Pescovitz @ BoingBoing

The eerie beauty of the Paris Catacombs is hard to describe. It's the primary reason why large corporate buildings are relegated to the outskirts of the city, as the catacombs are so vast and have weakened the ground above so much that they can't support those kinds of structures. Personally, I think it's a place fertile with stories, much as the underground in London lead to one of Niel Gaiman's first books Neverwhere. This picture, provided by the National Geographic, is only a small reminder of the wonder and history that lie beneath the streets of Paris.

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