Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Austrian gas stations - Part 1

I'm bored with this blog, and I haven't really done anything with it, so, to get my creative juices flowing again, I'm starting a picture blog series called "Austrian gas stations". I like taking pictures of gas stations at night - the colors, and the familiarity of them (I've travelled a lot, and gas stations are so universal and global). Plus, most of these pictures have a story.

This one is in Spittal, the town where I went to Junior High - and Highschool, the gas station closest to the school. In the background, you can see part of a mountain called "Goldeck" (gold- corner) where our school would take us skiing. There's a cable car going up the mountain and the abrupt change in altitude would always make me feel nauseated.
I remember riding to school with my best friend in his car one morning and he almost ran out of gas. He stopped at this station, and the attendant got mad at him because he only put in gas for the 50 Schillings he had on him. (this was long before the Euro, worth about $3 back then)

1 comment:

David Wildman said...

This gas station is also the official Red Cross gas-station in Spittal. I would go there A LOT to fuel up cars....ah, good times.