Probably the most interesting and intriguing story to catch my imagination in the last 10 years was about the discovery of an underground cinema in Paris back in 2004. Cut out of the rock inside the catacombs, the cinema was used by a secret organisation till it was discovered by the police. Anyways, the organisation have been in the spotlight again for another interesting reason. They’ve spent a year breaking into the Pantheon every night, avoiding security there and fixing Paris’s landmark’s clock!
The Untergunther, who are the restoration wing of the secret organisation that goes by the name of UX, “set up a secret workshop and lounge in a cavity under the building’s famous dome. Under the supervision of group member Jean-Baptiste Viot, a professional clockmaker, they pieced apart and repaired the antique clock that had been left to rust in the building since the 1960s. Only when their clandestine revamp of the elaborate timepiece had been completed did they reveal themselves”. [via]