A project of the canadian photographer.
Canadian photographer Christopher Herwig traveled throughout the former Soviet Union in search of the most strange and beautiful bus stops that remain from the era of the former USSR. Given that he has traveled about 30,000 kilometers of roads throughout 12 years, of photos it was typed on a book. In this review, some of his shots.
1 Pizunda, Abkhazia
When the photographer interviewed the Creator of this bus stop, the famous Zurab Tsereteli, he explained why his bus was missing functionality. “Actually, I can’t answer why the spot no roof, and why I did,’ he replied. Is really a problem. But I’m an artist, and did everything the way I imagined”.
2. Koutsi, Estonia
First Christopher Herwig found that bus stop online, and then posted pictures of her on Google Maps. He arrived at this stop in the middle of the night after Christmas 2013, and slept in a rental car until the morning to photograph the shelter during sunrise.
3. Taraz, Kazakhstan
This is one of my favorite pictures of Herwig, who was placed on the cover of his book. In the middle of a deserted field on the road near Taraz, Kazakhstan faces the stop which looks like it’s going to bite a passenger.
4. Gagra, Abkhazia
On the way to Sochi from Gagra you can find a bus stop that looks like a fancy sink. Georgian artist Zurab Tsereteli built this stop overlooking the Black sea in the disputed region of Abkhazia.
5. Shymkent, Kazakhstan
On the site of the ancient silk road, on the way to the Uzbek border, to the South of the Kazakh Shymkent can you find a building that looks like a tiny minaret. This is another stop in a strange place, given that there is not a single house.
6. Achmed, Armenia
Another fanciful creation among the stops is in the town of Achmeds in Armenia. I think the architect had a strong desire to show how a concrete design may violate the laws of physics.
7. Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
Close to the resort lake Issyk-Kul, sitting dove — or worth a stop in the form of a dove. A bench at this stop are covered under his wings.
8. Aralsk, Kazakhstan
The most isolated bus stop during his travels came across Christopher Herwig South of Aralsk in Kazakhstan. One has only to imagine — stop in the middle of a desert of salt marsh… and for tens of kilometers around a single home.
9. Charyn, Kazakhstan
The next stop is outside of the city, on the way to the Chinese border. Despite the fact that the stop is very isolated, someone has taken the time to repaint it.
10. Niitsiku, Estonia
It’s hard to believe, but near the Russian border in Estonia there is a glazed stop the Soviet era, something like UFOs. It was built in the 1980-ies.
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