Death of a cemetery

I was neither the first, nor the last, photographer to visit the car cemetery in Kaufdorf, a typical Swiss lowland village near Bern, when I shot these photographs amongst the hulks of rotting cars from the past seventy years. Even then, in 2008, there were many questions over how much longer the area would remain: 782 wrecked and rotting cars fading ever so slowly into the surrounding forest. Sad news comes today for the family and fans of the “Autofriedhof”: the site must be cleared. Here’s an article about the closure, which I’ve translated from the German article at the Swiss newspaper “Tagesanzeiger“.

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