Service Station Relics

I have loved auto travel from my earliest memories onward, and I have had a continuing interest in service station presence and history in whatever the setting.  Brands gone, brand identification changed, and gas station relics beyond the next bend: fascination!

My friends usually humor me on the occasional car trip when we come upon one of those sights that intrigue me, signage or pumps or particularly noteworthy buildings of another era.  It usually requires a stop and a photo.  Often these moments are rather magical for me -- an eerie quietness in a small town, a sudden chance to embrace the wind, to sample the season, to imagine the past.  On my own sometimes I choose to spend many moments looking at these small pieces of history, somewhat lost in whatever the thoughts are.