Enter the Paris Catacombs

BOO!!  

Enhanced detail of catacombs art by Jérȏme Bon.

Enhanced detail of catacombs art by Jérȏme Bon.

To celebrate Halloween I’ve added an extra page on the Paris Catacombs to my website.  The main page deals with the history of the catacombs, the new one has a more modern slant, with a story about the cataphiles, those who venture into the forbidden tunnels of the catacombs, alone or in packs.  There are solitary artists, cinema goers, and rave attendees.

Here is a sample of the beautiful photographs and art on the page.

Image by J.M. Shomburg, enhanced in green.

Image by J.M. Shomburg, enhanced in green.

 

To visit the photographer's site, click the image.

To visit the photographer’s site, click the image.

Also in the Catacombs Today page, you’ll see the art of the cataphiles, both fabulous and funky.

This image by Jérȏme Bon has been intensified for effect.

This image by Jérȏme Bon has been intensified for effect.

 

Another enhanced detail.  Click the image to see the original photo.

Another enhanced detail. Click the image to see the original photo.

 

Wonderfully silly anarchist bomber photographed by Jérȏme Bon.

Wonderfully silly anarchist bomber photographed by Jérȏme Bon.

To have a look at the modern day catacombs, click the image by Jérȏme Bon.

To have a look at the modern day catacombs, click the image by Jérȏme Bon.

To descend into the ancient necropolis, touch this Tambour Macabre, a Lord of Death of Johann Robert Schürch.

To descend into the ancient necropolis, touch this Tambour Macabre, a Lord of Death of Johann Robert Schürch.

To descend into the ancient necropolis, touch this Tambour Macabre, a Lord of Death of Johann Robert Schürch. http://yvesfey.com/2montmartre/the-revenants-2/catacombs

For Love of Black Cats

In honor of Halloween, here is a collection of wonderful black cat images.  Enjoy.  Better yet, adopt a black cat.

 

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Die Katze by Hans Thoma

Die Katze by Hans Thoma

 

Chatfemme offered to the public domain by Pascual Carlos Esteban

Chatfemme offered to the public domain by Pascual Carlos Esteban

 

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Poster of Momus float.

Poster of Momus float.

 

A black cat by Paul Ranson.

A black cat by Paul Ranson.

 

Still Life with Cat by Boris Grigoriev

Still Life with Cat by Boris Grigoriev

 

And something pretty to polish it all off….

 

Lady with Cat by Bodarevsky.

Lady with Cat by Bodarevsky.