Friday, December 17, 2010
Death of the Modernist Service Station - Launceston
One clear difference compared to just a decade ago, is the lack of independent family run Service Stations. Regular viewers of my blog would have seen many posts now from Tasmania that document abandoned Service Stations. There is a loss on 2 levels going on here, a loss of consumer diversity and a loss of Modernist designed stations. The irony is that to many they are so common as we go about filling our cars up and buying the local paper, but as the days, months and year's go by the sight of the Service Station fades.
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Join me (Thomas Ryan Photography) on a photographic project documenting Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism from the 1930's to the 1980's. The entire project gallery of 1000+ images and counting can be viewed on my website www.tryanphotos.com under art projects. I have been undertaking this project for over a decade.
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