Majestic Metro

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Mayakovskaya, is a Moscow Metro station on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line (Green, No 2). Considered to be the most beautiful in the system, it is a fine example of pre-World War II Stalinist Architecture and one of the most famous Metro stations in the world. The name as well as the design is a reference to Futurism and its prominent Russian exponent Vladimir Mayakovsky.

To complement the triumph in engineering, Alexey Dushkin's Art Deco decoration design amazed the world. Based on a Soviet future as envisioned by the poet Mayakovsky, the station features graceful columns faced with stainless steel and pink rhodonite, white Ufaley and grey Diorite marble walls, a brilliant flooring pattern of white and pink marble, and 35 niches, one for each vault. Surrounded by filament lights there are a total of 34 ceiling mosaics by Alexander Deyneka with the theme "24-Hour Soviet Sky". A passenger can look up and see the bright Soviet future right above him.

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jknaus on August 15, 2010

Beautiful & monumental building!

Like, Joni

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 15, 2010

Hello, Joni! I'm happy you like my photo and Moscow Metro))) I like this station too!! Very spectaqular!! Thank you for visit! Best wishes to you!

Timchanin on August 15, 2010

Так не многолюдно - все гастробайтеры наверное разбежались от смога по домам!!!:)))

А станция очень красивая!:))

✰ LIKE ✰

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 15, 2010

Ну именно такой и был расчет, что бы ни один гость столицы не скрасил своим присутствием мою перспективу))) Спасибо за слова одобрения, Тимчанин))) Kiss Lá… on August 15, 2010

Beautiful shot! Like 2 !

Greetings from Hungary


Дмитрий Валтонен on August 15, 2010

Thank you Laszlo! You are always welcome to my gallery! Best regards!

MarekEwjanStachowski on August 15, 2010
  • beautiful picture
  • I like it
  • greetings from Poland :)
Дмитрий Валтонен on August 16, 2010

Thank you A.Ypeij! I'm very pleased!

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 16, 2010

Thanks Marek! Best regards!

little penguin on August 16, 2010

Great shot, ilmari! Like 4

Best regards from Italy, Hermann.

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 16, 2010

Hello, Hermann! Thank you for visit! I really appreciate you attention! Best wishes to you!!

Rhitamvar Ray on August 16, 2010

Lovely composition..

Nice shot.



Дмитрий Валтонен on August 16, 2010

Hi, Rhivu! Thank you for visit and nice comment! I'm happy you like my new photos) BEst wishes from Russia!

Haggs on August 16, 2010

Stunning place great image capture L6...Haggs...

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 17, 2010

Hola, antonio callejon! Muchas gracias por su visita!

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 17, 2010

Hello, Haggs! Thank you for comment and appreciation! That's our metro!! =) Best wishes from Moscow)

reza pourhaji on August 17, 2010

really perfect shot.

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 17, 2010

Thank you Reza! I'm really pleased! Greetings from Russia!

S@sy on August 17, 2010

Excellent editing, I love it! .. L.. sasy

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 17, 2010

Hi, Sasy! Thank you for visit and appreciation! I'm very pleased! Best wishes to you)))

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Photo taken in Tverskoy District, Moscow, Russia

This photo was taken indoors

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  • Uploaded on August 15, 2010
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    by Дмитрий Валтонен
    • Taken on 2010/08/14 10:03:45
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash