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Catacombes de Paris

Except for when I repeat about a thousand times (a day) that you don’t say “J’ai allé” but “Je suis allé” to my students, my patience usually is in short supply. 487 more words


Les dessous de Paris

FRANCE – Paris

In the 14ème arrondissement of Paris lie the Catacombs, underground ossuaries which hold the remains of approximately 6 million people.
By the end of the 18th century, Paris was facing 2 problems: a series of cave-ins and overflowing cemeteries, which is why the Catacombs were created in the first place. 90 more words

Non Classé

The Catacombs of Paris

Since it’s almost Halloween, I thought it would be a good idea to share photos from my recent visit to the Catacombs. My friend Isobel & I had been wanting to visit the Catacombs for a while now but I only have one day off from work. 173 more words


Venice Below Paris - Magnifique!

Sadly, I will not be in Paris next January, but what about you?! Thanks once again to Messy Nessy Chic, I am informed of a magical world happening January 22, 23, 29 and 30 along the underground Paris canals. 133 more words

Avila's Medieval Walls

Wednesday, October 7

Today we visit Avila, which is the highest provincial capital in Spain, at 3,710′  or 1131 m. above sea level.  In winter the access roads are sometimes blocked with snow, but I wonder if that is because there is so much snow or if it is because they don’t have the kind of snow removal vehicles we have in Alberta?   452 more words

Historic Buildings

c'est le mort

We are stupid.

As proof of said stupidity, I present a photographic record or our trip to the catacombs on what turned out to be a very rainy Friday (last Friday, for the record; I’ve been sick and busy). 490 more words