Trying to cram a few last things in before we leave Paris. It's hard to believe that after nearly 4 months there are still things to see and do. I started my day at Place des Voges, headed for Victor Hugo's apartment which is now a museum. This is probably the least amount of people i have ever seen in Place des Voges, despite the mild weather.
The 'Oriental' Salon in Hugo's apartment.
Hugo's bust by David D'Angers, the sculptor responsible for many of the monuments in Pere Lachaise Cemetery.
The wintery view from Hugo's apartment.
After lunch with Rod at our favorite secret hangout i headed down to Denfert Rochereau to see the catacombs which i had never been to before but was included on my Cite pass of free museums. As i approached the entryway a young woman came running out sobbing and shaking. She looked like she might faint. Hm maybe this isn't such a great idea.
Catacomb graffiti. Going down the stairs.....
A longish walk thru the tunnels to the ossuary
I'm not sure what kind of impression the catacombs made on me. It was easy to overlook the reality of what you were seeing as became a 'tourist' experience. I think i was paying more attention to the lighting and trying to get a good photograph than the atmosphere, history or meaning of the place. Perhaps that will settle on me in time.
More catacombs graffiti.
As you come up out of the catacombs you find yourself on a street across from the "Comptoirs des Catacombes" which made me laugh. A gift shop. I bought a bone key chain and a button.
I think my brother who is a pirate could have really gone for this doormat but i don't think i have room in my luggage. Sorry Charlie!