Photographer Chris Herwig
) has successfully kickstarted a photo book on the oddball bus-stops of the former Soviet republics, compiled over 12 years and spanning 12 countries. You can browse many of the photos at Herwig's website
. Reporter Alina Simone reported on the project and the bus stops
for PRI's The World. The PRI site also has a video slide show of the stops narrated by Herwig.
Beautiful images from the USSR.
Someone has scanned over 10,000 photos from the Soviet Union. Sources seem to be mainly the Great Soviet Encyclopedia
, Soviet Life magazine
and catalogs and magazines. [more inside]
Fabulous images of the Moscow Metro underground,
also known as "the people's palaces
". Click "M"s on the entry map
to view gorgeous (often architecturally surreal
) panoramic images, and visit the picture gallery
for sweet details. Via Jorgen at Viewropa.
Dsicipline, Strength, Beauty, Youth
'Bodies in Formation' is a wonderful exhibition of photographs and ephemera, that illustrates Soviet-era mass gymnastics displays in eastern Europe. Via plep