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Veteran’s Gas Company …

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This building is located on Pace Blvd, just a couple of blocks north of Cervantes Street.  It is not called Veteran’s Gas anymore and I cannot remember the business’ new name.  I have several interior views that I will post later when I get them worked -up.   Thanks for looking …

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April 29, 2012 at 10:38 am

Dreamland Skating Rink …

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This is the Dreamland Skating Rink that used to be located on Pace Blvd and this was made sometime in the 1950’s.  Notice that all the windows were opened, so this was way before air conditioning.  This photo was run through a Photoshop plugin ( Lucis ) to add contrast and bring out detail in the shadows.  Below is just a b&w scan …

The Lucis added photo has a little more “snap” to it and I have run it on several other photos.  I doubt that I will do it on all the posts in the future, only the ones that I think are improved by it.  Next are some interior panoramas done the same way.

With Lucis and the bottom photo is without.

The bottom photo seems to have enough contrast without the Lucis filter being run on it.  You can almost imagine the place packed on Friday and Saturday nights.  And you know that the place had to be steaming hot with all of those teenage skaters.  When these photos were taken, it was before my time, but I can still remember going to birthday skating parties here in the mid-1960’s.  I cannot remember if this place was still around in the disco era … if it was, you know that the funk was rising!!  As usual, all comments are welcomed and appreciated.

Note:  That was the only part of “Disco Inferno” that I could remember.  I apologize in advance for not knowing more of the song. 

Written by Frank Hardy

June 24, 2011 at 4:44 pm

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