Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Interesting gas stations

I love it when the blogs I follow inspire me to hunt up something in Milan, whether already snapped, or a new photography adventure.

This time it's the turn of interesting gas stations (industrial architecture in general is a fascinating topic full of unexpected beauty)...More......

Here is the "culprit" this time. A blog dedicated to posting an old picture a day, and to allowing people to share their memories and expertise in identifying and commenting on the images, has adopted old gas stations as its theme for this week.


So, having just noticed and snapped a couple, here's the first of the two.

This one, which must date to the 1930s/1940s, is on Piazzale Accursio on the street, once in the middle of nowhere, heading out of town to the new cemetery. Now, the city has grown up and around not only the gas station--no longer functioning as a gas station--but also around the cemetery. I wasn't able to find any info about it in my handy dandy "Milano" by TCI-Touring Club Italiano, Italy's version of the AAA, nor on the internet.

I snapped this shot on one of our rare blue days, lately: January 11, 2011, at about 12:30 P.M.

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