Derelict project II – Old petrol station

Hi again,

This is second post in the series that I call Derelict. Its purpose is to show vacant properties around Malta – in details and old fashioned monochrome photography.

Side street shot

Side street shot

Old petrol station is used as a car park nowadays

Old petrol station is used as a car park nowadays

My favourite shot.

My favourite shot.

In November 2012, I have been to Paola to fix my banking issues (photographer at the bank is a good theme for a blog entry!) and came upon a petrol station that has been closed for more than a decade now. The old filling pumps are still there, but the place is used as an impromptu car park nowadays.

The place is filled with garbage

The place is filled with garbage

And old broken pipes

And old broken pipes

Old poster

Old sign

And tape

And tape

I wasn’t able to gather many details about this place. Right in front of the old station, state prison – Corrodino – is located, and the whole scene looks surreal, like a ghost town in the Wild West.

The station is located in front of Corrodino prison, which is still in use.

The station is located in front of Corrodino prison, which is still in use.

Devil in the detail

Devil in the detail

Gas has always been expensive

Gas has always been expensive

The old pump

The old pump

I don’t want to write a lot this time, because I am hoping that the photos will speak for themselves. Well at least that is the goal of a photo blog.

This station used to house a garage and a car wash  as well

This station used to house a garage and a car wash as well

Cars parked outside of the station

Cars parked outside of the station

Offices that remind now of a ghost town

Offices that remind now of a ghost town

Reflections

Reflections

Critique and comments are welcomed.

//Mal

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