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A Collection of Striking Soviet Bus Stop Designs

A Collection of Striking Soviet Bus Stop Designs
A Collection of Striking Soviet Bus Stop Designs, Pitsunda, Abkhazia. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Pitsunda, Abkhazia. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com

Over a decade ago on a cycling trip across Europe, photographer Christopher Herwig stumbled upon a curious phenomenon that would become his obsession for years: bus stops. Curiously for a regime usually associated - both architecturally and otherwise - with uniformity and with sameness, the bus stops built by the Soviet Republic display remarkable diversity and creativity. Herwig made it his mission to photograph as many of these remarkable structures as possible, travelling through Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia; Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and KazakhstanUkraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and Abkhazia.

Now complete, Herwig has launched a Kickstarter to turn this remarkable collection of photographs into a limited edition book, which he describes as "the most mind-blowing collection of creative bus stop design from the Soviet era ever assembled." Check out some of the images after the break.

Saratak, Armenia. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com Pitsunda, Abkhazia. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com Gagra, Abkhazia. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com Taraz, Kazakhstan. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com + 12

Taraz, Kazakhstan. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Taraz, Kazakhstan. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Pitsunda, Abkhazia. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Pitsunda, Abkhazia. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Niitsiku, Estonia. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Niitsiku, Estonia. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Kootsi, Estonia. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Kootsi, Estonia. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Falesti, Moldova. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Falesti, Moldova. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Gagra, Abkhazia. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Gagra, Abkhazia. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Rokiskis, Lithuania. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Rokiskis, Lithuania. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Saratak, Armenia. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Saratak, Armenia. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Lelyukhivka, Ukraine. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Lelyukhivka, Ukraine. Image Courtesy of herwigphoto.com
Cite: Rory Stott. "A Collection of Striking Soviet Bus Stop Designs" 10 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/484679/a-collection-of-striking-soviet-bus-stop-designs/>
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