Маяковская - Mayakovskaya Metro Station

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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 (149)

Дмитрий Валтонен on November 4, 2010

Thank you Itallica! Sunday morning, you know)))

Vann Helms on November 15, 2010

Love your perspective, and your gallery, ILMARI. LIKE "51"... Greetings from VANN in North Carolina USA

Дмитрий Валтонен on November 17, 2010

Hello, VANN! Nice to meet you! thank you for visiting my gallery and commenting! I'm happy you like my Moscow metro shots! Best wishes to you!

Greetings from Russia! Cheers, Dmitriy!

bluenose11 on February 12, 2011

Hi Dmitriy Valtonen, I traveled with the Moscow Metro, and enjoyed it very much.It is the BEST IN THE WORLD My trip to Russia was a pleasant one.

Greetings from Toronto

Anna

Дмитрий Валтонен on February 27, 2011

Hello, Anna! It's a great pleisure for me the know that you liked a trip to my country and enjoyed watching Moscow subways beauties! I hope that it wasn't too crowdy at that time :)))

Thank you for visit! You are always welcome to my gallery! I hope someday you'll return to Russia, as there are so many wonderufl paces to see! Best wishes to you! Yours faithfully, Dmitriy!

Sergio Bagna No View… on May 11, 2011

As well as beautiful, this station is beautifully framed. Like! Still no one around!

Evgeny Shmelev on January 29, 2012

Да, московское метро - the best! :), комплименты и наилучшие пожелания, Евгений

franco benf on January 5, 2013

Thank you very much, Dmitriy Valtonen. for participation in the competition TTT January 2013, I think it will be a good race!

good luck!!! franco

Дмитрий Валтонен on January 6, 2013

Thank you Franco! I'm sure it's gonna be very interesting! Best regards!

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Photo taken in Tverskoy District, Moscow, Russia
Mayakovskaya

This photo was taken indoors

Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 15, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Дмитрий Валтонен
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D5000
    • Taken on 2010/08/14 10:03:08
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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