Hôtel du Brésil

A *mint* condition Citroën 2CV, somewhere in the 9th arrondissement on a rainy Sunday afternoon. (Number plate altered to protect he innocent.)


One of the iconic car designs of the 20th century, the 2CV was the French "every man's car" in the same vein as VW's Beetle and Fiat's Cinquecento. There is something undeniably and indelibly French about the car, from Citroën's double chevron logo to the long hood and flap-up windows. It is a car equally home on the streets of Paris, the mountains of Corsica, the deserts of Algeria or, like the one bought and imported by the professor who taught me photography at university, the mountains of Western Pennsylvania :-)




Nikon D800E + Zoom Nikkor 17-35mm f2.8D AF-S

Lightroom 4.1 Selenium tone + custom B&W conversion

  • Enrico Argiolas 3y

    Nice composition, with this tones and this old Citroen feels vintage and really pleasant.
  • Jim Rice 3y

    love the comp and the scene in general. perfect in mono. that old citroen is so cool. an instant fave.
  • sandrine L. 3y

    You found one 2 CV ! so rare now, love it ! :-)
  • James KEZMAN Photo 3y

    Enrico Argiolas Thank you, Enrico!

    Jim Rice Thanks, Jim!

    sandrine L. Yes & this one was in *perfect* condition!! (and *BRIGHT* red...it's a shame that it wasn't sunny that day...)
  • Loïc Cas 3y

    Superbe cadrage, belle exposition !
  • kool_skatkat 3y

    Looks well taken care off...
  • Jaap Tersteeg 3y

    He Jim, good to see some new work coming out of your camera (Why the 800E?!, do you need the number of pixels...?)

  • Jeff Carter 3y

    Nice composition and great mono. I like this a lot.
  • ♫ Marie. N. 3y

    Had to fave it because the Hotel du Brésil brings back so many memories, and the 2CV fits perfectly in the picture. Just discovering your beautiful and interresting photostream...
  • Yuji_in_Paris 3y

    So lovely!
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Taken on June 24, 2012
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