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18 Strange Soviet Bus Stops

They were built to help make the Proletariat feel better about their lives. Shot by Christopher Herwig.

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As Herwig says, bus stops were one of the only areas that Soviet designers were allowed any creative freedom. The results were—mixed. Looks like a lot of Muslim influence.

1.

I...like it.

I...like it.

2.

Hmm...

Hmm...

3.

Very patriotic.

Very patriotic.

4.

The outhouse aesthetic.

The outhouse aesthetic.

5.

Very World's Fair-like.

Very World's Fair-like.

6.

Spartan.

Spartan.

7.

Not my taste, but OK.

Not my taste, but OK.

8.

I like it.

I like it.

9.

Kind of scary.

Kind of scary.

10.

Maybe inspired by St. Basil's cathedral.

Maybe inspired by St. Basil's cathedral.

11.

That design's all over the place.

That design's all over the place.

12.

Feels comfortable. Nice horse.

Feels comfortable. Nice horse.

13.

Yeah, no.

Yeah, no.

14.

Cool!

Cool!

15.

Kind of futuristic.

Kind of futuristic.

16.

Not getting it.

Not getting it.

17.

OK, interesting.

OK, interesting.

18.

Feels very Soviet.

Feels very Soviet.

Check out Herwig's other collections, including Crossing Iceland, and West Africa.

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