Let’s be honest: no one likes to wait minutes and minutes, even hours, at the bus stop. It’s one of those everyday situations where it’s easy to get impatient and especially bored. And, although one can face the journey on public transport “armed” with distractions and pastimes, it must be admitted that the stops, in general, are not original or stimulating places.
It is precisely on the basis of this assumption that some creative people wondered how to improve the benches and shelters where people crowd every day. The results? Judging by the photos that we are going to show you, really imaginative, fun, and original. There are several cities around the world where, thanks to administrative, artistic, or advertising initiatives, bus stops have become public places where it is really pleasant to spend time. So much so that some of them would almost make you want the bus to never arrive, don’t you think?
#1. This artwork in the form of a bus stop is located in Gagra, Georgia
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#2. Feel at home, even on the road, while waiting for the next bus
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#3. Not a bad idea to keep users warm even when the bus is not passing!
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#4. It is definitely reductive to call this a “stop”. It is located in California
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#5. Here we are in Poland: minimal style, but great functionality in case of rain!
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#6. It almost goes without saying that this is a school bus stop!
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#7. A nice little lounge to relax while waiting for public transport!
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#8. The Koenigsworther Platz stop in Hanover, Germany: an artistic touch to wait!
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#9. This one was made entirely from plastic bottles and other recycled materials
#10. We would all love to sit on the most famous sofa in the animated series!
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#11. How to transform a simple and banal structure into a colorful and warm place
#12. Here we are in Japan: the perfect stop for lovers of natural products!
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#13. Not bad: it really makes you want to stay there!
#14. It is certain that in such a white environment, it attracts attention!
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#15. A stop with a small library corner: perfect!
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#16. When art and creativity become the perfect means to improve public spaces
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#17. This stop is located in Norway, and it really is a perfect lounge to feel at home away from home!
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Have you ever waited for the bus in quirky places like these?