A notable exception to heavy functional Soviet architecture is found in its transportation sector. The Moscow underground, for one. The phenomenon of the common roadside bus stop, for another. In these photos, the effort and imagination shown in roadside bus stops is apparent. The style of the design or mosaics varies depending on the region, culture, and traditions. As photographer Christopher Herwig writes, many of the bus stops are quickly deteriorating, though some local communities are making efforts to maintain these local treasures.