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Josep Esquirol is a famous photographer of L’Escala at the beginning of the 20thcentury: you will find collections of his pictures in the bookstores and in particular at L’Escala.  He ran a store combined with a service station at the end of the Carrer Enric Serra, between the Carrer del Mar and the Carrer Maranges.  The hand operated petrol pump was still in use in the years 1960.
This picture, at the same place, was made in March 2011.  The building at the background almost did not change.