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The Real Paris Underground
February 7, 2011
The cover story of this month’s National Geographic, “Under Paris,” explores the catacombs and quarries that sit in darkness underneath the City of Lights. If the article’s photographs pique your curiosity, be sure to check out Paris Underground, an amazing study of the official and illicit activities that have been taking place in the bowels of Paris for the better part of three-hundred years. Caroline Archer’s text is brought to life by Gilles Tondini’s stunning photographs, documenting everything from Nazi signage from the occupation to impressive graffiti murals.
Of course, Tondini is our resident documenter of French subcultures, from mucking around with cataphiles to poking around Parisian hospitals for The Obscene Image, there’s nothing this guy shies away from.