søndag den 26. august 2018
Katakomberne / The catacombs
Vi var vel lidt optimistiske og tænkte, at den nok ikke tog så lang tid.
I would really love to see the Paris catacombs, although I didn't really read about them.
So yesterday, we went there and saw quite a line.
I guess we were a bit optimistic and thought that it really couldn't take that long.
Til gengæld lærte jeg mønsteret til strømperne til niecen udenad. Det var jo fint.
Within the first hour, all of us were working on a project, but afterwards, we got more tired. After 2 hours, we were REALLY tired, although we had pizza (yes, in the line), and after almost 3 hours, we could hardly believe that we were next in line!
Meanwhile, though, I learned the current sock pattern by heart. Which was really good.
Katakomberne er en sammenlægning af en masse kirkegårde, og knoglerne er fint stablede.
We went very, very deep under ground, and then we walked in these semi-dark, narrow passages, and started wondering if we ever got to see all the skeletons.
The catacombs were made when a lot of graveyards were moved, and the bones are nicely organized.
Det så en smule uholdbart ud, så mange lårben stablet med gamle kranier, og jeg begyndte at tænke på, om man kunne blive begravet under knogler.......
Det var lidt creepy, faktisk.
But THEN we got as far as the bones! Lots and lots of bones!
It looked a bit unstable, all these thighbones in a heap with old sculls, and I started wondering whether it would be possible to be buried under bones.......
It was a bit creepy, to be honest.
How often do you have the possibility of a selfie like this?
Efter vores tur i mørket kom vi op et andet sted end indgangen.
Det var spændende at se, men hvis du får chancen og er smartere end os, så køb billetterne online og spar dig for køen. Man KAN bruge 3 timer bedre.
I haven't ever seen a sign like this before. On the other hand - when would it ever be okay to grab someones skull?
After walking around in the darkness, we went up in a completely different place.
It was interesting to visit the catacombs, but if you get the chance, and you're smarter than us, then buy the tickets online and spend 3 hours having more fun than standing in a line.