March 22, 2011

Catacombs, Paris

Photograph by Stephen Alvarez, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

In a sandy chamber known as the "beach," a wave rolls across a wall painted (and repainted) by cataphiles in the style of Japanese printmaker Hokusai. Such works can take hundreds of hours—the painting but also the carrying in of supplies.

See more photographs from the February 2011 feature story "Under Paris."


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