Friday, December 11, 2009

A paean to the "good old days"


Lake Sumter Landing

19 comments:

B SQUARED said...

Let me guess, they pump the gas, check the oil, and clean the windshield. Ah, those were the days.

Rob and Mandy said...

This is the cutest gas station I've ever seen. A jewel...in a shell

Small City Scenes said...

Very retro---There is a place in Snohomish where every building on the place has old gas station equipment nailed on the sides. Eye catching. MB

Vogon Poet said...

A wood gas station! This I can't believe even in the Villages... A very good image!

joo said...

Wow, the cutest Shall station I've ever seen:)
Great weekend to you!

Leif Hagen said...

How much is a gallon of gas there??

cieldequimper said...

I'm beginning to think they really were the good old days. Do you think that's a consequence of the onset of old age? Love this, it's kind of Route 66ish!

Tricia said...

I have to 2nd what cieldequimper said!

Cezar and Léia said...

This place is fashion, reminds my collages, LOL because I like to decorate it with so many special details and of course Vintage stuffs!
Cool, really wonderful!
Léia

Tricia said...

Ya know, in all the photos you show us from Florida, everything is always so clean & tidy - no junk laying around - except for a few run down places you've featured, but still most are picked up & clean. It isn't like that here, but the city does keep an eye on yards needing mowed. The laws must be more strict down there than here.

amatamari© said...

A photo almost romantic...
:-)

JM said...

What a great catch! And the old wood wall is the perfect background.

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

This really was in the good old days. Nowadays it's impossible to get any service at the so-called 'service'stations-:) I'm not sure they even know what a car is-:)

I love the pump. It's amazing. I wonder if it works.....

Have a wonderful weekend!

Best regards
Asta

Jacob said...

@ Leia - This doesn't hold a candle to your collages, Leia! Nothing can beat them!

Jacob said...

@ B Squared - Right on. You just forgot one thing: gas was 32 cents a gallon!

bfarr said...

Nostalgia abounds as evidenced by all the comments. I am surprised that some of those vintage signs are still on the building. And the pump too.

Rambling Round said...

Very attractive for an antique!

Hilda said...

Ooh, fantastic collection!

Cindy said...

I just saw this photo and I love it. Very nice.