Thursday, August 2, 2012

Burning down the house

In February 2008, a fire raged through Deyrolle, the incredible 170-year old taxidermy shop on Rue du Bac in Paris. The beloved cabinet of curiosities, a mainstay for Parisians, lost close to 90% of its inventory to the smoke and flames. Thanks to generous donations, reconstruction began almost immediately. In the small window before construction began, photographer Laurent Bochet documented the beautiful and sad remains of the shop's exotic denizens. 

1000°C Deyrolle is available here.

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