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|Prints issue||LIMITED EDITION 30 prints ONLY|
|Shooting date||April 7th, 2016|
Brazey: the temple of the DS
In March 2016, the editorial staff of La Vie de l'Auto contacted me giving me information of choice: the upcoming dismantling of a wreck site in Brazey, Côte-d'Or. The formula: an auction. Before it unfolded, it was wise that I go there to discover the site and tell its story. Jean-Pierre, his owner, was conquered by the idea: here I am in his company. Better guarded than a castle: high palisades, roasting everywhere, and guardians of choice, two German Shepherds. A real privilege for me: against all odds, I can caress the dogs, put in confidence by my friendly contact with Jean-Pierre. At the end of the preliminary discussion, here we are on the site, with Peugeot 203, Fiat 500, Citroën Ami 6 and other Ford Capri among many others. In total, 200 vehicles will be for sale! Grouped in the center of the site, they emit a funny impression: their last breath?
Amazed to see only one Citroën DS, I ask him why. His answer is amazing: "The DS, what a story! I even planned to build a real pyramid of DS. If you like this car, there is quite a bit of it in the forest behind the building. "I did not pray: actually here are a good twenty DS, invaded by vegetation since the 1970s. A unique show! The saddest: the next day, they will all be removed to join the other cars for auction.
The most beautiful: a DS caught in the middle with a lift, folded net, the chassis devoured by rust. She will remain in this acrobatic position only a few hours, then will be destroyed.
A rare moment: extraordinary!