Soviet Bus stops – relicts of the past or unexpected treasures of modern art?
Photographer Christopher Herwig has covered more than 30,000km by car, bike, bus and taxi in 13 former Soviet countries discovering the world of Soviet Buses. His impressive journey resulted in 2 volumes of high-quality photographs. Because of the widespread lack of any mode of private transport, most Soviet citizens travelled via public transport. The country's rapid transit system was the most extensively used in the world. Consequently, buses or stations were built all around the country connecting even remote villages. Many of them were embedded in local folklore or architecture, e.g. Kazakh and Kyrgyz designs draw on traditions of horsemanship and falconry, Ukrainian shelters display vivid, local mosaics. Take a trip to the world of Soviet Bus Stops enjoy the creative designs of the time and let us know what do you think in the comment section.