One of the most beautiful spontaneously psychogeographical places in Paris is in the process of disappearing.
Rue Sauvage, in the 13th Arrondissement, the site of the most moving nocturnal view in the capital, located between the tracks of the Gare d'Austerlitz and an area of empty ground along the Seine (rue Fulton, rue Bellievre) has -- since last winter -- been enclosed with several of the kind of debilitating structures that line the suburbs and house unfortunate people.
We deplore the disappearance of a little-known street, little-known and therefore more alive than the Champs Elysees for all its bright lights.
We have no predilection for the charms of ruins. But the civilian barracks that we build in their place are so gratuitously ugly as to be an open invitation to dynamiters.
[LETTRIST INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVE] [SITUATIONIST INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVE]