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Soviet Bus Stops

Author: Christopher Herwig
Illustrations/Images by Christopher Herwig

Sep/Oct 2015
Page 42   ( 4 pages)

Summary: Photographer Christopher Herwig traveled the length and breadth of the Soviet empire, and brought back stunning images of bus stops.


In 2002 I decided to ride my bike from London to St. Petersburg, with the challenge of taking one good photo every hour. The subject didn’t matter, as long as it was interesting. Those 3000 kilometers across Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia forced me to notice details: graffiti, smokestacks, gardens, clothes on clotheslines, people waiting for the local bus. Those long roads were the start of my obsession.

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