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)

Aluisio Ribeiro 2 on September 17, 2010

Beautiful. YS

Дмитрий Валтонен on September 18, 2010

Hello, _alu1510_! Thanks! Very kind of you! You are always welcome to my gallery! Best regards!

*Irina* on September 18, 2010

Необыкновенно красивая перспектива, отличный кадр, опять нравится. Веселых выходных, Ирина

Дмитрий Валтонен on September 18, 2010

Спасибо! Мне как раз и хотелось получить такой эффект бесконечной перспективы)

molldiddlo on September 21, 2010

What a magnificent building ilmari. Spectacular photography. I have looked at your gallery and you are such a good photographer !

Дмитрий Валтонен on September 22, 2010

Hello, molldiddlo! Thank you for so kind words! It's a pleisure for me to receive them) Best wishes to you!

Cheers, Dmitriy!

Erik Vollstädt on September 22, 2010

pure perfection.

Дмитрий Валтонен on September 23, 2010

Hello, Erik Vollstädt! Thank you for visit and kind words! Best wishes!

Szolnoki István on September 23, 2010

* The famous Moscow Metro!* Amazing! Very nice shots (LIKE 33) Greetings from Hungary, István.

Дмитрий Валтонен on September 23, 2010

Hello, István! THank you! I'm happy you like Moscow metro))) Warm greetings from Russia!

Kikajon on September 24, 2010

Superb, well done

Stathis Chionidis on September 25, 2010

Wonderful image,great work.LIKE.Greetings Stathis

Дмитрий Валтонен on September 25, 2010

Hi, bourlingueur! Thank you for visit! Best regards!

Дмитрий Валтонен on September 25, 2010

Thank you Stathis! I'm very pleased! Greetings from Russia!

A.SKINNER on September 29, 2010

A fine structure, you have a good eye for design, it's a very nice photo, Like Regards, Anita

Дмитрий Валтонен on September 30, 2010

Hello, Anita! I'm very happy to receive so kind owrds from you! Thank you for visit and compliment! Best wishes to you)))

Cheers, Dmitriy!

tamask on October 3, 2010

Great photo, the metro stations in Moscow are beautiful. Your composition is really nice. like 37

Greetings, Tamas

Дмитрий Валтонен on October 3, 2010

Thank you Tamas! I'm very pleased to receive your nice compliments! I wish you all the best! Greetings from Moscow!

Ferenc N on February 20, 2011

Nice photo! Great architectural sight! Like

Martin (WPF) on February 27, 2011

beautiful composition! fantastic perspective and light. Greetings from Italy Martin _Like

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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