Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Quirky

I showed you a building that had been a Ford factory and is now owned by Faema the espresso people (HERE) and thought I would show you the original Faema building that is not very far away. I've always been intrigued by the quirky building that looks like it could have been a gas station at some time in the past. Faema continues to operate out of this space as well as the newer location I showed you.
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27 comments:

Lowell said...

Faema is a name with which I'm not familiar...is it kind of like Starbucks. I think you are right about the gas station. I remember a lot of those corner curved stations from my youth. "Quirky" is a good work for it.

Tom said...

I like quirky.

Sharon Anck said...

That is an interesting building. It does look like an old garage or gas station. I'm glad it has a new life.

Karl Demetz said...

Faema is a well known name here...

Paul in Powell River said...

Definitely an old gas station, I worked in one just like it while going to high school, week-ends and summers, 50 years ago.

bill burke said...

Nice older building! I agree too that it resembles an old gas station building.

William Kendall said...

It does seem to have once been a gas station.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I like quirky too. It does look like one of the old gas stations. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Gosia k said...

Interesting architecturee

Gosia k said...

Interesting architecturee

Christine said...

I take it that red and white are Fame's signature colours? Very nice curved front to the building!

Lesley said...

My first thought was: that's an old gas station. So glad they kept the original building.

Cloudia said...

it is eye catching, P

Marleen said...

It's a nice building.

Taken For Granted said...

The building looks to be Art-Deco style. Don't know the name.

Norma Ruttan said...

I like unusual building shapes.

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

Oh yeah. Can hear the ding, ding of the bell as the car pulled up to the pump.

Revrunner said...

Sure. Coffee is fuel.

Andy said...

I was thinking gas station also. It has that 50's look to it.

happywonderer.com said...

I like this rounded building! Makes the corner look more interesting.

Lea said...

The building does have an interesting shape!

genie said...

Yep...It is a bit quirky, but I really like the curved entrance. And to think they built Fords here. That in itself is amazing. genie

Jack said...

A bit dated, don't you think?

Linda said...

Reminds me of some old auto dealerships I've seen. I like it.

Halcyon said...

I do like those curves!

Aodhnait said...

Greetings from Ireland!

That building sure is quirky :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I remember curved service stations too ... In the days when they really were service stations. But if they make good lattes, I would be happy with the modern incarnation !