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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Comments (154)

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)))

© BraCom (Bram) on August 17, 2010

Just stunning, wonderful symetric photo Like


Дмитрий Валтонен on August 17, 2010

Hello, Bram! Thank you so much! I'm so pleased and appreciate your attention! Best regards and good luck!

Sandy065 on August 18, 2010

Wow! Like

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 18, 2010

Hello, Sandy! I'm happy to see you in my gallery once again! Thank you for attention and appreciation! Best wishes to you! Cheers, Dmitriy

reza pourhaji on August 18, 2010

hi dear ilmari

Excellent shot .good job

i like it#

Best Regards


Дмитрий Валтонен on August 18, 2010

Hi, Reza! Thank you for visit! I'm happy you like my Moscow metro photos)) Best wishes to you!

Oskar Spitaller on August 18, 2010

Amazing!!! Like & YS, best regards!

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 18, 2010

Hi, Ossi©! Thank you for your comment and YS+Like! I'm very pleased! Best wishes from Russia!

Ladush on August 18, 2010

В Ваших фотографиях, Димитрий, есть какая-то удивительная графичность,.. даже геометричность..Они почти лишены эмоций, и тем не менее, удивительно притягательны. Редкостное сочетание. Мне очень нравится.

А признайтесь, остались ночевать в метро? :) Иначе, как можно сделать такой кадр?

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 18, 2010

даа, геометричность есть))) геодезический глаз у меня хорошо наметан)) Спасибо за добрые слова! Мне очень приятно!! Да и то что они лишены эмоций во тоже правы.. меня как-то с детства забавляло делать открытки, а не фотографии)) думаю, когда нибудь научусь и наделять их чувствами..

Ночевать? Да ну что вы))) я все таки не маньяк фотографии))) фото сделано утром в воскресенье) подожнал интервала между поездами и - вуаля)))

Achiper on August 18, 2010

Amazing! Looks like a theater.
Good symmetry, and very nice shot inside.
Congrats, LIKE
Greetings from Spain.

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 19, 2010

Hello, Achiper! Thank you fro visit! I'm happy you like Moscow metro) You are always welcome to my gallery! Best wishes form Russia to Spain! =)

©JPix on August 19, 2010

Well done, like!

Best wishes Jasper

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 20, 2010

Oh, thanks Jasper! So unexpected to receive so many compliments from you! I'm very happy you like my photos! Best wisehs and good luck!

Mauro Bricchetti on August 20, 2010

Hi Dimitry

fantastic perspective of Moscow metro

really very nice like

Ciao Mauro

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 20, 2010

Hello Mauro! Nice to see you again! Thank you for compliment! I'm happy you like my new metro series)) Best wishes to you! Cheers, Dmitriy!

& on August 20, 2010

very very nice picture!! best greetings from Brescia, Italy!!! like!!!

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 20, 2010

Hi, &! Thank you for your comment! Best wishes from Russia!

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Photo taken in Tverskoy rayon, 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)
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