Mosaic Tiled Gas Station

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Many buildings and sidewalks here in Saudi Arabia are completely covered in tiles. Due to the harsh climate, I suppose tile is much more durable than many surfaces. This photo shows just part of the ground surface of a gas station which has been completely covered in mosaic tiles. It’s quite attractive as you can see. I wonder how long it took to complete!


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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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9 Responses to Mosaic Tiled Gas Station

  1. J Bar says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an elaborate petrol station before.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

  2. Jerry M says:

    I would guess that a light colored driveway is a lot more comfortable that a black tar and gravel driveway. So, good for them!

  3. Judy says:

    Wow! That is a beautiful gas station. None like that around here.

  4. Chiara says:

    I’m sure if all gas stations looked like this, or the ones on the Riviera I would like them more. Snow and ice, and the salt to melt them really wreck gas station architecture and design!

    Great photo!

  5. Geogypsy says:

    That’s one fancy looking driveway. And it looks so clean. Excellent capture.

  6. Bill B says:

    This, of course, begs the question, how expensive is petrol in The Kingdom?

    • Grami says:

      Oh, very cheap … I mean like really really cheap especially when you live in, say, the UK

      Here in the UK a litre costs around 1.20 quid which – roghly speaking – equalls 10 SR per litre

      In saudi arabia it costs 65 halals (1 sr=100 halals) so you work that out

    • Grami gave you an idea – I don’t ever pay here, but next time I’ll pay attention. All I know is my hubby can fill up his SUV when it’s almost empty for less than 40 riyals, which is under $10 US. Much cheaper than in the states, that’s for sure.

  7. That’s definitely the fanciest gas station area I’ve ever seen! Like a work of art!

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