Travel Photo of the Day (April 15)

This used to be the longest continuously functioning service station in the South.  It closed in 1990.  Photo taken in Algiers, Louisiana.  If you are in the area and what to see a little history, it is located on 446 Pelican Avenue.

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TB Markinson is an American living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
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28 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (April 15)

  1. Interesting-looking building indeed. 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Amazing that it was able to last that long. I love soaking up history.

  3. orples says:

    That Gulf sign is a stroll down memory lane. For being such a little fellow, that little brick building just oozes with charm. Nice share! 🙂

  4. mac says:

    And I haven’t been to New Orleans yet..!! David Simon’s “Treme” almost pushed me the last bit, we’ll see what the future brings..

    • TBM says:

      I haven’t seen Treme, but New Orleans is a wonderful town. The atmosphere, the people, the food, the architecture…all of it is amazing.

  5. zelmare says:

    That is so cute! Such a pity that it had to close.

  6. Jo Bryant says:

    So sad that these institutions can’t continue….the little ones are the best part of us I think.

  7. scrapydo says:

    Love the photo, such pity that it isn’t used any more

  8. fgassette says:

    This little gas station is still so well preserved. I’ve photographed my share of closed down stations and none look as good as this one. Very nice photo that is full of character and color.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

  9. Elisa says:

    That little building has loads of character! I hope Algiers can find a new purpose for it.

  10. A little slice of Americana!

  11. Fergiemoto says:

    Too bad it closed. It’s such a cute little building!

  12. The Hook says:

    Very cool!
    Nostalgia rocks!

  13. Sartenada says:

    I love this photo. We do not have Gulf, but I remember the time we had.

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