Relic of the past…drive-in attendant serviced gas station, DTE Vancouver


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ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 years...my first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money back...no arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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2 Responses to Relic of the past…drive-in attendant serviced gas station, DTE Vancouver

  1. reocochran says:

    I remember those days! It was always neat to see the way the men would run around the car, looking quite ‘spiffy’ in their uniforms. I think this is a great post and photo! Take it easy and hope you have fun this weekend! I am hoping to have a night out with a girl friend who we have not been out for awhile, looking at guys… Smiles, Robin

    • aww..you naughty, naughty girls..out looking at guys, huh? well..as long as u only look but dont touch, you should be fine..LOL!
      and re the photo..yeah, its something ive walked past a million times and never noticed..duuhhhh…until a few days ago, when i looked up, and noticed the Esso sign..most times i just thought it was a lampost or something!
      and yes, those days are far gone now..its all self-service now…but wait…thats an idea..i’ll try and find out if there reallly arent any of those gas stations left..if there are, then you can bet your bottom dollar i’ll have it on here double quick!
      good luck on your guy-watching…;)

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