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Take a Virtual Tour of the Paris Catacombs

The Paris Catacombs is “one of those places,” wrote photographer Félix Nadar, “that everyone wants to see and no one wants to see again.” If anyone would know, Nadar would. He spent three months in and out of the underground city of death, with its macabre piles of skulls and crossbones, taking photographs (see here) that would help turn it into an internationally famous tourist attraction. In these days of quarantine, no one can see it; the site is closed until further notice. But if you’re th...
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Behold Félix Nadar’s Pioneering Photographs of the Paris Catacombs (1861)

As a tourist in England, one may be persuaded to pick a piece of merchandise with the now-ubiquitous slogan “Keep Calm and Carry On,” from a little-displayed World War II motivational poster rediscovered in 2000 and turned into the 21st-century's most cheeky emblem of stiff-upper-lip-ness. Travel across the Channel, however, and you’ll find another version of the sentiment, drawn not from war memorabilia but the ancient warning of memento mori. “Keep Calm and Remember You Will Die” say magnets,...
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Thought for the day, Feb. 8, 2019

Jules Verne, about 1878. (Photo by Felix Nadar/public domain) Jules Verne, French novelist, playwright and poet “If we are to believe certain narrow minded people — and what else can we call them? — humanity is confined within a circle of Popilius from which there is no escape, condemned to vegetate upon this globe, never able to venture into interplanetary space! That’s not so! We are going to the moon, we shall go to the planets, we shall travel to the stars just as today we go from Liv...
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Thought for the day, July 6, 2018

Guy de Maupassant, 1888. (Photo by Felix Nadar/public domain) Guy de Maupassant, French short story writer “Love is always love, come whence it may. A heart that beats at your approach, an eye that weeps when you go away are things so rare, so sweet, so precious that they must never be despised.” (from “Miss Harriett,” 1883) Aug. 5, 1850-July 6, 1893 Related Articles Thought for the day, July 5, 2018 Thought for the day, July 4, 2018 ...
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Digging into the innards: “liver”

Etymological bodybuilding is a never-ceasing process. The important thing is to know when to stop, and I’ll stop soon, but a few more exercises may be worth the trouble. Today’s post is about liver. What little can be said about this word has been said many times, so that an overview is all we’ll need. First, as usual, a prologue or, if you prefer, a posy of the ring. Our classification of body parts and inner organs is to a certain degree arbitrary. The existence of two eyes and two ears is an ...
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Thought for the Day, Feb. 8, 2018

Jules Verne (Photo by Felix Nadar, about 1878) Jules Verne, French novelist, playwright and poet “What is there unreasonable in admitting the intervention of a supernatural power in the most ordinary circumstances of life?” (from “An Antarctic Mystery, 1897)) Feb. 8, 1828-March 24, 1905
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