An Arboreal Bus Shelter

Nara bus stop

A recent photoset of sculpted trees (real or photoshopped?) on PartIV reminded me of a couple of bus stops I saw in Nara during last year’s trip to Japan. Although not as…forced as the unusual tree-forms, the bus shelters are an elegant, natural alternative to standard bus stops that are perfectly suited to the surrounding park and reinforced all my positive feelings about Japan. Bonus pics of a couple of the more useful tree-forms after the jump.