A collection of photographs of eccentric Soviet-era bus stops in Russia made the internet rounds recently, with everyone rightly marveling over the architectural inventiveness and beauty of these things that we had never even considered could be inventive or beautiful. But as it turns out, the practice of making public transit stations beautiful is not limited to Russian bus stops—it extends to Russian metro stations, as well. Photographer David Burdeny has been documenting a bunch of them for his series A Bright Future—New Works from Russia. "They're really unique in the world," he told Fast Company, "there's really no advertising them, these beautiful stations aren't well-known to the rest of the world."
· Enter The Ornate World Of Russia's Underground Stations [Fast Company]
· The Eccentric Beauty of Rural, Soviet-Era Bus Stations [Curbed]