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Happy October, Day Two!

First, I just have to share a picture taken today, proving once again that Virginia is the greatest gal ever. Boston terriers are love.

And now something completely different: for that Halloween atmosphere, here are some links about the eerie and fascinating Paris catacombs, complete with pictures!

The Catacombs of Paris (Wikipedia)
Underground Paris: A Virtual Tour
WebMuseum, Paris: The Catacombs of Paris
Photos of the Catacombs of Paris

For the quote of the day, picking up where we left off yesterday...

...I have plunged like a deer through the arches
Of the hoary primoridal grove,
Where the oaks feel the presence that marches,
And stalks on where no spirit dares rove,
And I flee from a thing that surrounds me, and leers through dead branches above.

I have stumbled by cave-ridden mountains
That rise barren and bleak from the plain,
I have drunk of the fog-foetid fountains
That ooze down to the marsh and the main;
And in hot cursed tarns I have seen things, I care not to gaze on again.

I have scanned the vast ivy-clad palace,
I have trod its untenanted hall,
Where the moon rising up from the valleys
Shows the tapestried things on the wall;
Strange figures discordantly woven, that I cannot endure to recall...

from "Nemesis" by H.P. Lovecraft



( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 3rd, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC)
Oh why did you have to be married already? Two years ago I skipped, yes SKIPPED into the Halloween store singing "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!"

Halloween is the bestest holliday, ever.
Oct. 4th, 2005 01:45 pm (UTC)
LOL! A man after my own heart! You have excellent taste in holidays.
Oct. 4th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC)
Why thank you. Great minds think alike, you know. :D
Oct. 3rd, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC)
Paris: Catacombs
When I was in Paris I made sure that I visited the Catacombs. It was interesting. That spiral staircase they showed pictures of, they mention it's narrow. They don't quite mention HOW narrow. My feet are longer then the steps at their biggest part.

It is a good experience.
Oct. 4th, 2005 01:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Paris: Catacombs
Those are narrow steps! I'm still kicking myself for not going on my last trip - next time, definitely. The pictures are amazing. Glad to hear it was a good experience.
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