Sunday, April 1, 2012

Curb Service

Was it common back in the day to find gas pumps located close to the street like this? These pumps are part of a garage that is to the right of the shot. No mini mart inside. Just auto repairs and gas pumps.


Lynette said...

This is a strange sight, indeed. No where but in Italy can I remember seeing gas pumps this close to the curb. Those were self-serve, I guess, because there was nothing there that looked like a cashier stand. Here in Oregon, one does not pump one's own gas. But then, I don't own a car any longer, nor did I have one when I was in Italy on tour with high school students back in the day when I was a teacher/librarian.

Lowell said...

I've never seen pumps on the street like these in this country. I did see this in Paris and was quite taken aback.

I do miss the old gas stations when they were gas stations and not mini-marts that sold gas on the side!

cieldequimper said...

That's a very common sight here! I like the treatment of the photo!

Halcyon said...

I've never seen one so close to the street, but I have seen them without the mini marts and such. Funny in these days of customer service and such that the full service at the pump hardly exists anymore.

PS: I believe the blue flower you commented on yesterday is a clematis. :)

La Principessa Errante said...

Wow, amazing, why do I think there is a law against that on the books someplace.

Madge Bloom said...

Do you think the street was widened? Crazy, good shot, Barb!