The cross-cultural fill-up

A long time ago I started taking pictures of gas stations. I found I like capturing everyday things of various cultures, in this instance the advent of the fossil fueling station as seen in several countries and states. I find the small differences between universal, cross-cultural elements pretty interesting.

I think it'll be worthwhile to have some pics like these to look back on down the road. Ya'll are aware of the "I remember when gas was 25 cents a gallon" comments our relatives reminisce with. Now I have some photographic documentation to go along with these comments, should I want to reminisce in the future.

Perhaps you'll find the genre less-than-provocative, but nevertheless, here's some economic/petroleum history.

NOTE: Prices for the non-U.S. stations represent gas cost per liter (litre). 1 gallon = 3.8 liters, FYI.

Los Angeles, Cali. — January 2003.

Nottingham, England — December 2004.

London — July 2005.

Kaiserslautern, Germany — August 2005.

Vancouver, British Columbia — March 2006.

Manchester, England — March 2006.

Nottingham, England — April 2006.

Puerto Rico — May 2006.

Manchester, New Hampshire — July 2006.

Phoenix, Ariz. — August 2006.

Norman, Okla. — September 2006.

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