I believe one reason I have missed this one on previous trips is that it is set back so far from the highway – which is a four-lane, divided highway at this point.
All my gasoline station photos were/are taken on a stretch of Florida highway that is not much more than 100 miles. By now I have over 30 of them and there are more. This means there is one every three miles or so. What I find fascinating is that when people think of Florida, and especially Florida highways, they probably think of monstrous traffic situations. Here we have one of the main north-south arteries, and it is thick with abandoned and derelict gasoline stations. This project seems to be turning into an ethnographic study.

About christian harkness

Photographer and printmaker; living and working in north Florida.
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