Welcome to the A-Z challenge, where we'll be blogging our way through the alphabet throughout the month of April. My theme will be places--it may be a specific place, a state, or a country. It will be whatever I think is spooky, beautiful, or intriguing. I'll be rating each stop on the way with those factors, with 5 being the highest score, and 1 being the lowest score. I hope it will inspire any writers or travelers out there in Bloggerland. So, thanks for stopping by, and enjoy!
C = Catacombs in Paris
Day three on our stop is to the catacombs.The catacombs of Paris are an underground ossuary located in Paris, France. It holds an estimate of six million people--one huge mass grave + labyrinth of tunnels = Creepy! It was created in the 18th century because of cemetery overcrowding. Cemeteries were emptied, and bones were deposited below the city streets in abandoned quarries, and mines. The catacombs went from a bone depository to becoming decorative around 1810, and the catacombs then became a tourist attraction in the 19th century. I'm sure visitors report ghostly activity in the resting place of this mass grave.
As your walking the streets of beautiful Paris on your romantic vacation getaway, remember what lurks just below your feet.
This would make an interesting setting in any ghost story. If I ever go to Paris, I'm definitely making a stop here. How about you? Would you dare to walk through the tunnels of bones?
Spook factor: 5
Intrigue factor: 5
Beauty factor: 1