Sunday, January 21, 2007

Soviet Bus Stops

This one has been making the rounds, but I am sure there are a few that haven't seen these yet. Behold, Soviet bus stops. It seems the CCCP invested a fair amount of their GDP in producing these. The workers united to produce some genuinely unique bus stops, and some could use some "usability" analysis. Lets take a look, shall we?


The central committee, in their wisdom, decided that birds were a must, roofs were optional.


Vladimir, enough paint. Lets just stand these two concrete slabs on end and call it a day.

Is it an overpass or some sort of Soviet skate park? In all fairness, I actually like this one.


Doubles as a kiln.



Nice composition. Not sure how the guy riding the bike really works with the geometric thing they have going on here, but hey. Maybe the artist just really liked those old-timey bikes.

More of the triumph of socialism here. The photographer that took these is named Christopher Herwig. He compiled these while living in central Asia for a few years. He has an interesting portfolio that is worth a look.
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