Soviet Bus Stops: Christopher Herwig documents bus stops in former Soviet countries


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When you think about interesting motifs, bus stops are probably the last thing that comes to mind. However, as the photographer Christopher Herwig has found out thirteen years ago, this isn’t true for the diversely designed and rather odd looking bus stops in the former Soviet countries. These photo motifs, with which Herwig came into contact in 2002 for the first time, during a bike ride from London to Saint Petersburg, are now the topic of his latest photo project titled „Soviet Bus Stops“.

In order to document as many bus stops as possible, Herwig has traversed over 28,000km and visited 14 of the former Soviet countries. It is striking that the further east one goes, the more bizarre the bust stops become. To me the most interesting are the ones in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, shown in the last two photos. 🙂

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© Christopher Herwig

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The photo book version of „Soviet Bus Stops“ is scheduled to be released on the 21. of September. It is already the “#1 Best Seller” on Amazon in the category “Memorials & Monuments”. 😉

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