We need to talk about …

… garages.  This is a topic about which Spyder Celeste has somewhat strong views.  

There was a time when garages were designed architecturally rather than as functional forecourts created to cookie cutter specs with the aesthetic equivalent of a frontal lobotomy. 

We seek to remind the oil and gas industry that they once did this with style and panache and can do so again.   This is what we mean when we talk about ‘beautility’ – a thing or a building can be both useful and beautiful. 

First up, a splendid petrol station by BP photographed in 1961.  Wouldn’t you love to stop there and fill up the car, before refuelling yourself with an espresso in that café with a view?

Photo credit: BP gas station 1961 – Austrian National Library

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