Been Waiting Long, Comrade?

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The bizarre and wonderful world of Soviet-era bus stops, captured (in the course of a 16,000 km round trip of Russia) by photographer Christopher Herwig in a follow up to a previously published homage. To wit:

A foreword by renowned architecture and culture critic Owen Hatherley, reveals new information on the origins of the Soviet bus stop. Examining the government policy that allowed these ‘small architectural forms’ to flourish, he explains how they reflected Soviet values, and how ultimately they remained – despite their incredible individuality – far-flung outposts of Soviet ideology.

Soviet Bus Stops Volume II (Christopher Herwig)

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11 thoughts on “Been Waiting Long, Comrade?

  1. nellyb

    still a better shelter than yellow pole or smashed glass shelters. humans don’t deserve elegance. give us bricks and cement to protect from elements and cretins.

  2. Rob

    Imagine the disappointment when a bockety old Lada bus pulls up to take you away from one of those amazing bus stops.

  3. The Old Boy

    Someone should do one of troubles-era Ulsterbus shelters. Edifices of sublime beauty, every one.

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