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Photographer Travels 30,000km Documenting Soviet Bus Stops And Is Accused Of Spying

When Christopher Herwig, a photographer from Canada, took a snap of a Soviet bus stop back in 2002 he ended up on the journey of a lifetime. Over the course of the following twelve years, Herwig would travel an incredible 30,000 km across 13 countries to capture more and more of these unique feats of architecture. Upon its completion, Herwig released his magnum opus, appropriately named ‘Soviet Bus Stops’. What he did not expect was some of the problems that had arisen from his work, mainly being accused of espionage. “Despite my efforts not to arouse suspicion I was, on several occasions, accused of being a spy and only narrowly avoided getting caught up in something rather awkward,” Herwig writes on Kickstarter. “In Abkhazia my driver accused me of being a Georgian agent and photographing sensitive material. He demanded a bribe, otherwise, it would be ‘straight to the militizia and a firing squad.’”

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Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops