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Bus stops are not very spectacular-looking, do you agree? These bus stops in the former Soviet Union are different. The Canadian photographer Christopher Herwig came across them on a trip and used them for his book “Soviet Bus Stops”

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Pitsunda

The bus stop in Pitsunda in Abkhazia is like a spaceship. But the roof doesn't really look very rainproof.

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Rostovanovskoye

Saint George killing the dragon on the roof of the bus stop in the Russian city of Rostovanovskoye. It is a miracle that the building doesn't collapse under the weight of the huge statue. 

Raststätte auf einem Feld

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Aralsk

The bus stop with a small tower is in Aralsk in Kazakhstan. From the top you get a wonderful view over the deserted Steppe Plains.

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Gagra

Even more bizarre is this mosaic structure in Gagra, also in Abkhazia. What is that – a giant seashell-shaped bus stop? It definitely took a tremendous effort to build this work of art. 

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Text Felix Enzian
Photos Christopher Herwig

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