Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Hamburg Tankstelle 1953

This is the latest new petrol station to open in Hamburg.
As opening lines go, that's a pretty boring one. But stick with it - this is no ordinary petrol station; it was originally built in 1953 and has been painstakingly period-restored to provide a sup of four-star for the oldtimer Hamburgers, and a bellyful of coffee and pie for their drivers. Our roadsides would certainly be significantly improved by having this kind of retro fare instead of the neon/plastic monstrosities we're stuck with. Lucky old Hamburg.

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