Monday, September 07, 2009
There are scenes I wish I could not photograph. Hence this burned van that I shot in the 2nd arrondissement (rue de Cléry, more precisely) in a normally very quiet area. I don't know if this van was intentionally set on fire, but I have serious suspicions... Several thousands of cars are burned in France each year (more than 36 700 in 2008 - more than 500 only to "celebrate" last Bastille day!). They are not all burned by rioters, some are also burned by their owners to get the insurance money...
On a different note, I'm launching a new blog (a professionnal one this time) this Monday. You probably won't be interested (it's in French and does not deal with Paris nor photos!) but I thought I'd tell you anyway ;-)