Wednesday, July 15, 2009

JUNKYARD EXPLORER: Abandoned Rock Creek Sunoco

This station has been closed for a long, long time. Actually, I'm not sure if I ever saw it open for business. Possibly back in the 1980's? Can't remember. But as a real depot for service and fuel, it couldn't possibly have had this much mojo.

The abandoned Rock Creek Sunoco is an eerie place. The grounds are filled with old, broken-down vehicles. There are weeds growing everywhere. Yet it matches the personality of this quiet village. Time truly seems to stand still here:

Does anyone still use the facility? It seems useful as an icon, if nothing else. As a makeshift automobile graveyard. Or a monument to the throwaway nature of American culture. Not open for business? No matter. A mess so photogenic deserves to be remembered.


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