The Architectural Spelndour of Soviet Union Bus Stops

Friday February 15, 2019 Written by Toby

Though Mussolini is every now and then thrown a bone for allegedly making the trains run on time in Italy, Stalin might not have needed to worry too much about the punctuality of buses in the Soviet Union. As Canadian photographer Christopher Herwig discovered while travelling through Europe, there's more than enough going on with Soviet bus stops to keep a delayed commuter entertained. His photography series Soviet Bus Stops showcases a bunch of glorious architectural follies that would make even the prettiest bus shamble past in shame.

Herwig’s first book of photographs made stops at 14 former Soviet countries, while his second, published by Fuel, runs express to Ukraine, Georgia and Russia. For this leg, which covered 15,000 kilometres from coast to coast, we’re assuming he took the car.

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