Painted Bus Stops of Belarus

Alexander Soldatov photographed bus stops in Belarus, which were painted in the 80s floral patterns and rural scenes. The paintings did local artists and, unfortunately, they gradually disappear. Look what she was able to capture it unexpectedly strong show.

Painted Bus Stops of BelarusAlexandra Soldatova says, of the Belarussian desire to have everything looking “neat, clean, and beautiful.” Soldatova photographed the bus stops for her series It Must Be Beautiful. She told Hyperallergic that the paintings first began appearing in the 1980s, when local officials commissioned artists to embellish the structures. Their motifs vary from region to region; flowers grace the ones around the eastern town of Orsha, while idealized landscapes dominate those along the southern road of Zitkovich Turov.

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