I bet you never thought you could love a gas station this much… but this is no ordinary gas station. It’s the original petrol station designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1936 and it still operates today.
This isn’t the first time I’ve written about it but for all the times we’ve been by it, I’ve always forgotten my camera or been in a hurry or anyone of a million reasons why I didn’t take some “real” pictures (a few iPhone snaps from our first trips were on the blog a few years ago!). This station has the feel of an icon and the energy of it too. And lucky us, it is literally almost down the street.
It’s still a functioning gas station (so picture yourself at that pump) and although it was designed as a Texaco station originally, it’s since changed owners a few times over and now is with Uno-X. The station nearly fell into disrepair when a group of design aficionados brought it back at the turn of the millennium.
The station is open year round, but during the summer seasons, the inside garage operates a classic ice cream shop. Our favorite is to stop by on the weekends when classic cars congregate (goodness, do Danes love classic cars – it’s like little Havana out here sometimes! and they are usually in beautiful condition too) before they head up on drives along the coast. People watching, ice cream and great cars…a perfect little summer outing. Sometimes tells me design gas station icons are something a bit hard to find outside of Denmark – we shall miss having this as a “neighborhood gas station”!