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    Esso gas station, Boulevard René Lévesque, on Nuns' island, Montreal @ night.
    design by mies van der rohe, 1969
    simply awesome.

    for total beinahe nichts: on black

    [edit 2009] after 40 years the most beautiful gasstation in the world is now closed :-(
    [edit 2012] the building saved and turned into La Station, a community centre.

    photo bas kegge, 2006

    Elizabeth Goode, zadcat, KJ@ARKO, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Elizabeth Goode 94 months ago | reply

      fantastic picture

    2. HolmesBartonHolmes 75 months ago | reply

      Very Hopper-esque.

    3. bas kegge 75 months ago | reply

      yes indeed. now you say so.
      thnx

    4. bas kegge 48 months ago | reply

      nope. this is it.

    5. R John Woolfrey 36 months ago | reply

      I love that photo! I've written an update on the station. Please see OpenFileMTL:

      montreal.openfile.ca/en/blog/2011/construction-underway-t...

    6. R John Woolfrey 26 months ago | reply

      RESTORATION COMPLETE!
      La Station: The jewel in the Nuns' Island crown

      montreal.openfile.ca/montreal/text/la-station-jewel-nuns%...

    7. bas kegge 26 months ago | reply

      thanks John for the updates.
      although a gasstation cannot be a museum I feel the conversion changed the structure completely.
      compare the 2012 version flic.kr/p/bxCaog
      with the 2006 one, when Esso was still there: flic.kr/p/eT7Fw

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