10 July 2010

skulls and bones

We toured the Catacombs. Not the most romantic excursion in Paris for sure, but it was mighty interesting. The Catacombs used to be a gypsum & limestone mine. When the plague struck Paris, they dug up all the cemeteries and interred the corpses in the mine. In moving them, some of the skeletons came apart, and they had no way of keeping track of which bones belonged to which body. They stacked the bones, mortared them in place, and walked away.
(ISO 1600, f/1.8, 1/25s)

1 comment:

Luis Gomez said...

Perfect! Thanks for the info.