ESSO Service Station, 1948, The Netherlands.

No More Gassing-Up

March 2014

In praise of the petrol station
Professor Susanna Caccia has written two books on the subject of abandoned service stations, blatantly revealing just how incredible these small edifices actually are. Even though most of us already held this building form in some esteem, it is quite wondrous to see the evidence laid out before us. In parallel, we learn about where and when these facilities sprang up in various parts of the world and just how well an abandoned gas station serves as an art gallery, all of which serves to enamour us evermore.