The bus and train stops where I live leave much to be desired. They are boring. They are uncomfortable. They are uninspiring. They are a long way from satisfying.
I went on a high-speed quest to find the world’s 10 most tempting bus stops, and here is what I found. You can click on each picture to be taken to the source page for a full story of each. Enjoy!
Moroccan Bus Stop, Cornwall, U.K. This lady got tired of vandals destroying her bus stop, so she gave it a make-over.
A school bus bus stop, Athens, GA. This was made by a sculptor using three old school buses.
Bus stop for two. Cleveland, OH. Mark Reigelman spruced up this bus stop for the most adorable commute, ever. It was torn down by city workers the next day.
Fruit Stops, Japan. Leave it to the utilitarian Japanese to use fruit as a place to rest.
Absolut Lemon Drop, Chicago, IL. I honestly would have been surprised if Absolut had NOT launched a marketing campaign like this... Yes, those are actual plants on top.
Fitness First, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You can keep tabs on your weight at this bus stop. Would you sit down?
AquarioMania, Brazil. Real fish, real aquarium. Pretty, but maybe not very practical.
Unst Bus Shelter, Shetland, U.K. This is the most northerly bus stop in Britain and has only a handful of regular users. The community decorates this bus stop with a new theme almost every year.
Read the fine print, Zagreb, Croatia. Though the bus stop itself is pretty blah, the ad is great. In the fine print, it says: At this moment your bum is completely exposed. If you were in a sexy pair of jeans, it would attract attention all the time!
Bus Home, Buenaventura, CA. Dennis Oppenheim made sure to provide passengers with plenty of sitting room.