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Wednesday, 25 February 2009

ABC Wednesday, Round 4 - F.


F
is for
FIRE STATION

When I first visited Dungloe in 1991 this was the Fire Station.
There was just room for just one appliance, and the door opened onto the main road just past the junction with a side road. Far from ideal.

Recently a new Fire Station was built. Dungloe has grown, and this new building houses two appliances to serve the expanding area. There is also parking space for the crews.

Irish - Stasion Doiteain; English - Fire Station.
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19 comments:

Nessa said...

Fabulous.

chrome3d said...

They are both so small and cute, like firestations in kids books.

magiceye said...

bright and cheerful!

Aileni said...

And you got yourself into the last picture.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

I have always loved the arcitecture of the fire stations, there are something about them. I often drive pass an old one in the country-side and I imagine how it would be to turn it into a house to live in.

Great photos/ Tyra

uncleawang said...

Wonderful picture for letter'F' fire station.Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.

BJ Roan said...

The old one has personality, but I'm sure the new one is more useful.

Babooshka said...

I see why people though by bust station was a Fire Station, so similar. I am a big supporeter of these guys and the lifeboats. Great choice.

Liz said...

Very smart!

Daryl said...

Nice Fs and they sort of remind me of the way things are down in the Florida community my late parents lived in

Granny Smith said...

Fifty years ago we lived just down the hill from where we now live. The area was unincorporated and had a volunteer fire department with one fire engine. It's a lot different today!

Nostalgic photos. Thank you!

Carolina said...

Well, the firefighters must be happy with their lovely new place. Do they keep you under extra surveilance because of all your dragons?
;-)

Jay said...

I once lived in a house three doors away from a volunteer fire station, which was very similar to the one in your first picture.

Dr.John said...

Even people who long fot the good old days have to appreciate the better service from the new station.

Tumblewords: said...

The new one looks much more useable, for sure. Nice post!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Those pics remind me of home! Until about 5 years ago, the town where I live in Sicilky didn't even have one fore station, of any sort!

CherryPie said...

Very interesting buildings.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How nice to see the contrast between then and now. You look a bit safer with the the modern station...but it might be quite the same. New isn't always better. ;-)

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Good choice for "F". Quite a bit of difference between the old and the new.