On 1st Febuary 2008, a fire tore through Deyrolle an entomology and taxidermi shop in Paris. Since 1831 Deyrolle had been collecting specimens worldwide. Thousands of butterflies, minerals, rare insects and stuffed animals were all destroyed.
The owner Louis Albert de Broglie commissioned artists and photographers to document the still remains. Here are Martin D'orgeval’s photographs of the remaining beauty, all be it devastating, I still can see the beauty in the destruction.
You can see more of Martin D'orgeval's Touche par le feu here.
Discovered on Little Acorns tumblr here.