Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Less Than Meets The Eye

This old service station is part of the San Dieguito Heritage Museum. Hundreds of people drive by it everyday, most none the wiser that it is not really what it seems. What appears to be an old Art Deco, abandoned service station from the 1930s is actually part of an old false front stage set. If you take a look around the back, there are timbers holding the facade upright. A country western singer recently shot her music video there and gave a nice donation to the Museum for their trouble. Otherwise, the film crew would have had to truck all their equipment out to the desert to find an actual abandoned station for background.

The San Diegutio Heritage Museum is located on Quail Gardens Road in Encinitas. If you're in the neighborhood, it's well worth a visit.

1 comment:

High Desert Diva said...

Well...its charming even if it is false!