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Órgiva – Then and Now #12

A popular place to park in Órgiva is behind the ‘small’ BP petrol station (there are two). This, along with the fact the road that loops behind it takes you down to roads such as Estrella and Pago, means it’s often a bustling area.

Vehicles vie for parking spaces and people gather to pay their respects to the departed in a nondescript building. Nearby, a metal workshop makes enough noise to, well, wake the dead. They make iron stairways – possibly to heaven.

These two sets of photos show the area in 1960 and today. The first is by the gasolinera itself (which houses a vast selection of Mentos sweets) and the other looking towards the main road on the bend to the parking area.

If you check out the other photos in the series (see below), the petrol station is on the left of photo #5. (Photographer of old photo unknown, happy to remove or credit.)





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5 thoughts on “Órgiva – Then and Now #12

  1. For a moment there I though that red thing there (a gas bottle of some kind? Fire extinguisher?) was a Rolser. I’m thinking of getting one…

    Posted by ladyofthecakes | October 13, 2015, 3:50 pm
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