Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Photo du Jour : Fill 'er up !

Or, in French, faites le plein. I took this shot in Toulouse, southern France, way back in 1989.

I don't remember what the women were looking at. By the way, this is not self-service; the woman with the white smock over her clothes is the gas station attendant. Gas stations in French cities typically have a pump or two on the sidewalk and drivers just pull up to the curb for service. Often there will be a service garage in the building where the pump is, with cars being worked on inside and probably a few floors of apartments above. In the suburbs and in the country, stations are more likely to resemble the American variety.

Look for the next in the series of Paris tours this weekend: Les Halles and the Marais.

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