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 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 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 said...

Interesting architecturee

Gosia 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.

Nonnie said...

I like unusual building shapes.

Gayle 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.

Anonymous 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 !