soviet bus stop

check out this collection of bus stop images over on Polar Inertia, taken throughout the old Soviet federated countries, taken post-collapse from 2002-06 by photographer Christopher Herwig.

Christopher writes,

it is easy to overlook the phenomenon of the common roadside bus stop as an example of soviet art and design letting loose and becoming a little weird and crazy.

he’s a little right and a little wrong at the same time there. some of these designs are amazingly simple and ‘boring’ as he comments in another mention, however it’s almost their banality, combined by their isolation, which make them incredibly beautiful. There’s no need to say ‘check out #13 and oh yeah #19 is my fav’ (hypothetical) because they’re all fab fab!

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