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)

>| Micha |< on August 27, 2010

Hello ilmari,

amazing architecture. 'Like'

Greetings Micha

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 28, 2010

Thank you Micha! It's a honour for me to receive you compliment! Best regards!

GBTA on August 28, 2010

Великолепная фотография! Мне очень нравится!

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 28, 2010

Спасибо! Очень рад что вам понравилось мое видение перспектив метрополитена!

Annelies Vink on August 28, 2010

Great shot. I like this! Greetings, Annelies

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 28, 2010

Thank you Annelies! I'm very happy you like my new photo! Best regards!

Cheers, Dmitriy!

Omar Gobbi on August 29, 2010

hello, Ilmar excellent shot, majestic place, LIKE, Best regards from Argentina, Omar

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 29, 2010

Oh, Hello, Omar! Nice to see you back agin in my gallery! Thank you for kind words! Best wishes to you!

Mario Escherle, der … on August 29, 2010

Very good view!!!

Greetings from Germany, Mario

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 29, 2010

Thanks Mario! You are always welcome to my gallery! Best regards!

els f on August 30, 2010

Very good and symmetric shot! like, Els ( and thanks for visiting.. :)

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 30, 2010

Hello, Els F.! Thank you for kind words! I'm really pleased))) Symmetry and perspective are two my passions)) Best wishes from Russia! on August 30, 2010

A very nice metro system! Well done!

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 30, 2010

Hi, DiggaTwigga! That's right! Moscow Metro impresses.. )) Thank you for kind words! I'm very pleased! Best wishes to you!

Cheers, Dmitriy!

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 31, 2010

Sisif Aeolusov! Thank you! I'm very pleased!

Ivan Botev on September 1, 2010

Разкош, това е мечта...строителите са невероятни!!!!Уважавам!

Ivan Botev on September 1, 2010

И как пусто....

Дмитрий Валтонен on September 1, 2010

Ivan Botev Спасибо! Желаю всего доброго! Привет из Москвы!

finek on September 1, 2010


Gorgeous colours on a splendid scenery with a great composition!

Greetings finek

Дмитрий Валтонен on September 2, 2010

Thank you Finek! Greetings from Moscow!

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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)
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    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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