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 (152)

ƤōƝƓ on August 21, 2010

Moscow is so beautiful. No doubt, I've heard more and more of organized upscale tour groups here visiting powerful Russia.

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 21, 2010

Well, Ah-Pong, if you want to visit Moscow, I'll give you a piece of advice: the best time to visit Moscow is between middle of April and end of June! Moscow is the most beautiful at that time! If you want to see subway, and I'm sure you want, get ready to see giant crowds of people - Moscow metro transports 10 mln passangers a day, so visit metro on sunday morning.. I hope my suggestions will be useful for you! Best regards!

Cheers, Dmitriy!

Jan Sognnes on August 21, 2010

Amazing metro station! Excellent shot! YS & Like

Greetings, Jan

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 22, 2010

Hello, Jan! Thank you for visit appreciation1 Best wishes to you! You are always welcome to my gallery!

sugarbag1 on August 22, 2010

Excellent shot Ilmari.Like

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 22, 2010

Thank you David) That's my one of my favorite metro stations! It's very beautiful and after it was rebuilt it looks especially wonderful!

picture fan on August 22, 2010

I must say again, beautiful station! In a million peoples city it is not easy to taken a photo in a station without peoples...


Best wishes, Mario

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 22, 2010

Hello, Mario))) Thank you for appreciation! I'm very pleased) Well, you know it's easier to do it in Sunday ;))) Best wishes to you) Greetings from Russia!

picture fan on August 22, 2010

You have right, on working days is this not possible...Have a nice Sunday.

Greetings from Berlin, Mario

Francisco Jose Rios on August 22, 2010

Impresionante.En mis Favoritas Felicidades.Fran.Me gusta,19.

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 22, 2010

Thank you Mario! You too!

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 22, 2010

Hello, Fran! I'm very pleased you like my metro photos! Best wishes from Russia!

Ferenc Kormos on August 22, 2010

Wow! Fantastic!

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 22, 2010

Thank you for visit Ferenc Kormos! Greetings from Russia!

Malko - VIEWS, NO TH… on August 23, 2010

Well done, once again.


Дмитрий Валтонен on August 23, 2010

Hello Malko! Thank you for visit! I;m very pleased you like my metrostation shots)

© Andy Loghin on August 24, 2010

Truly majestic!

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 24, 2010

Hi, Andy Loghin! Thank you ! Best regards!

dziwnowik on August 25, 2010

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ✰ YS ✰ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ✰ LIKE ✰ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 25, 2010

Thank you Dziwnowik! Best wishes!

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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
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