Sunday, February 24, 2013

Running on empty: Some abandoned gas stations seen along the way


















There's something beautiful and melancholy about a once-thriving gas station left to rot among the weeds, like so many bald tires, its pumps forever reflecting the prices of the day they died. That's oil, folks.

2 comments:

Steve said...

Hi there,
I was wondering if you could tell me where these photos were taken? I am doing film location scouting and looking for gas stations in PA/DE/MD/NJ area. Thanks!

Steve

Gunnar and Sherry said...

Hi Steve,
I'm not sure these places are still standing but here's what I remember and when I shot them:
Top three: Exeter, RI, route 102, 2012
Next three: Route 301, Southern Virginia, 2009
Next two: torn down East Greenwich, RI
Next one: Exeter, RI Route 3, 2010
Next one (Sunoco sign): Main St., East Greenwich, RI, 2010
Next three: Nebraska-Wyoming state line off Interstate 80 (this place was awesome!), 2011
Last four: Amarillo, Texas, 2002

Good luck!