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16 Jan, 2012 | Author

Photographer Christopher Herwig documents the strange phenomena of the Soviet bus-stop. For the most part Sovjet architecture is remembered by its heavy block buildings and functionally spartan designs. It’s overpowering desire for conformity left little room for individual creative freedom. A notable exemption to this is in the transportation sector. One can admire this creativity in the metro station of cites like Moscow or  Tashkent where the coldness and sterility of typical Soviet urban architecture and costs are not spared as creative freedom is unleashed. While many of us are aware of the elaborate splendor of the Moscow underground, its easy to overlook the phenomena of the common roadside bus stop as an example of  Soviet art and design letting loose and becoming a little weird and crazy.


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