Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lunch. Bones. Cocktails.

Today was a lot of fun: I met my lovely friends Miss RA and Miss A for a nice girly lunch and then we went to hang out underground with a whole bunch of human remains.  Ahhh, good times.  I am, of course, referring to visiting the Catacombs.  An extremely interesting place and one that I have meant to visit for ages but have somehow never quite gotten around to it...and that was in no way because I am a big scaredy-cat with a vivid imagination and was too afraid to go on my own.  Ahem.  Anyway, it was really fascinating and you should definitely try to take a look if you are visiting Paris.  (Don't be alarmed when you see the defibrillator by the front entrance - you are far more likely to have a heart attack from climbing the many, many stairs than from fright...)
Not only was it historically interesting, but you have got to hand it to the French.  Not only did they neatly stack the bones of six million people, but they also went to the trouble to make things pretty:
And in case you're not clear on what you're seeing, that is indeed a heart shape.  Made. Of. Human. Skulls. Set into a wall of human bones.  Creeeeeeeeeeeeepy.  No wonder we needed to go for a cocktail afterwards.  (Admittedly, we probably didn't need to go for four cocktails each, but jeez, if ever there was a time for happy hour...)

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