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"Route 1 near Saugus, Mass., sometime around 1977":
A classic American scene. It reminded me of this:
[Photo © George Tice]
“Petit’s Mobil Gas Station, Cherry Hill, New Jersey”, taken by George Tice in 1974, and known to me from the cover of Bill Frisell's Blues Dream album.
Posted at 10:50 PM | Permalink
Wow! I live next door to Cherry Hill, in Marlton. I pass a water tower every day. I'll have to look for a gas station now.
April 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM
But is it that particular water tower? It's a very distinctive shape - like an alien spaceship. After 38 years maybe it's taken off by now.
Mick H |
April 30, 2012 at 09:01 AM
At first I thought it was the spaceship a giant alien in a silver babygro steps out of in the 1950s movie The Day the Earth Stood Still.
April 30, 2012 at 10:54 AM
Here's the one I see. It's the same shape, but it has little cherries painted on the side now:
That might be a gas station, but I zip by on the NJ Turnpike. Remember the song:
"Kathy, I'm lost," I said, though I knew she was sleeping
I'm empty and aching and I don't know why
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They've all gone to look for America
April 30, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Yes, that must be the one. Here it is on Google street view - http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Kresson+Road,+Cherry+Hill,+NJ,+United+States&hl=en&ll=39.89005,-74.999596&spn=0.001644,0.002411&sll=39.90707,-74.986582&sspn=0.026303,0.038581&oq=kresson+road,+Cherry+Hill,+NJ,+United+States&hnear=Kresson+Rd,+Cherry+Hill,+Camden,+New+Jersey,+United+States&t=m&z=19&layer=c&cbll=39.89006,-74.999468&panoid=n0JA_2wOkLHLw8NT6964hg&cbp=12,129.17,,0,0
It's now a Lukoil garage with a 7-Eleven attached. I was confused at first because the water tower looks completely different, but closer inspection revealed it's being redecorated and is covered with sheets.
Mick H |
April 30, 2012 at 02:27 PM
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