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September 25, 2005 - Service on Sawtelle Boulevard













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What do expect in Los Angeles?  Glamour?  The latest in this and that as simply all the trends start here?  Some parts of Los Angeles are stuck in 1951 or so, and this below is not a restoration or a retro project.  It's T&T Service, 1736 Sawtelle Boulevard, West Los Angeles – where time has stood still.  You might expect James Dean to pull up in his little Porsche on his way to that race in Bakersfield – the one where he never got there.  (He filled up that one last time over the hill on Ventura Boulevard at a place that is now a fancy flower shop.)

 

Land is expensive here.  West LA is full of new condos and offices and malls.  There's no reason this place remains – but it does.

T&T Service, Sawtelle Boulevard, West Los Angeles

Close in - 

T&T Service, Sawtelle Boulevard, West Los Angeles

Rear View (with Just Above Sunset Staff Car) - 

T&T Service, Sawtelle Boulevard, West Los Angeles

Rear Detail - 

T&T Service, Sawtelle Boulevard, West Los Angeles

Don't see this sort of thing anywhere now – not in forty of fifty years – 

T&T Service, Sawtelle Boulevard, West Los Angeles

A concession to the folks who live in the neighborhood now - 

T&T Service, Sawtelle Boulevard, West Los Angeles

Looking down on it all - 

T&T Service, Sawtelle Boulevard, West Los Angeles

Too many RV's and tall SUV's in these times…. 

T&T Service, Sawtelle Boulevard, West Los Angeles

The old and new in West LA -

The old and new in West LA -
















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These were shot with a Nikon D70 – lens AF-5 Nikor 18-70mm 1:35-4.5G ED or AF Nikor 70-300mm telephoto.

They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0

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Our Columnist Bob Patterson likes these old places and recommends these sites:

 

Gas Stations - Engines of our Ingenuity  and a list of links at Old Gas.
















 
 
 
 

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