In the years after WW II when the number of cars increased rapidly there was a petrol station in every little village no matter how small. The architecture of these stations were often very simple and very typical. Today most of these little family businesses are long gone but in som places the physical remains linger on. In Hälla the pumps have been taken away but the platform, the lamps and the shop are in excellent condition.
Behind the shop the press where you squeeze the water out of the skin when you have washed your gem on the concrete platform is still intact. A frozen moment...
We had a look through the window and it seems that many things were left as they were when this business stopped. Notebook for bookkeeping and cathalogues for autoparts still on the shelf as well as the cash register. But I save the best part of what we saw through the window for my next post. Be patient.
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unclehotshot (1997) 2014-09-04 14:44
Hej Ebbe Jag klarar inte av at skriva på svenska :( det var tråkigt..
Very cool scene. The old gas station. Works real well in B&W.
I see it's North .. in Norrland. I travelled in South Sweden and I think you can find the same scene.
- Copyright: Ebbe Rozel (Ebbe) (9617)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2008-07-21
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Minolta Dynax 7D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-08-13 11:02