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Bus Station No. 37
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Bus Stop No. 37

The whole system was built on bus routes… they united the country.

Armen Sardarov

The local network of bus stations along Tajikistan, and many other nations of the former Soviet Union remain as a symbol of experimentation in transportation infrastructure of the Soviet era, visual reminders that punctuate thousands of miles of otherwise deserted and long stretches of roads. Each stop reflected their surroundings through materials, colors, and shapes. Whimsical in their variation of styles and execution, the bus stops stretching along thousands of miles are perhaps some of the most peculiar architectural remains of this era; architects were hired with seemingly little to no design restrictions, the results of which are the large network of odd but gratifying bus stops.

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© Dumitru Rusu, BACU Association