Whether you’re taking a cross-country road trip or just filling up on a trek home, gas stations are all but essential for reasons other than great beef jerky and fuel. The folks at DesignCurial took the process of the fill up to the next level by ranking the 10 most beautiful gas stations in the world. Why should anyone care about the prettiest petrol stations in the world? The real question is, why shouldn’t they? If you’re going to be milling around while you fill your thirsty automobile with the fuel it needs to get you from place to place you might as well be surrounded by opulence and fantastic sites, right? From the POPS Arcadia along iconic Route 66 in Oklahoma and the Rest Area Niemenharju in Finland, to the Batumi Petrol Station in Georgia and the Esso Mobil Station in the UK that’s on the Historic England conservation list, these gas stations are modern, functional marvels that are useful for far more than their ability to fill your gas guzzler with the fuel it needs to power you across the pavement.