Following up with my previous post, here are a few more photos of Moscow's subways.
There is always something interesting to see while walking through the Moscow metros. Many of it's most beautiful stations were built during the Stalinist era and I find each station absolutely stunning and I can safely say that all metros are pretty much grafitti free! The above shot was taken at the Mendeleevskaya metro station and I really like these unusual light fixtures which looks like molecules structures. I found out that it was named after the Siberian chemist, Dmitri Mendeleev, who put together the periodic table. Hence the station's unusual lights, in a shape mimicking molecular chains.
Photos were strictly forbidden but despite the tight security everywhere, I was glad that I managed to sneak a few photos of the stations.
This is another station I managed to capture but I don't remember the name of this metro. This one looks much plainer, but still tastefully and uniquely designed.
Here is an example of how Moscow's subway map looks like. There are 11 different lines each designated and distinguished by different numbers, colours and names of the stations. Interchanges can be confusing and complicated as all signs are in Cryllic with no English translation underneath them. I don't speak any Russian myself, but it is still possible to navigate around. We basically counted the number of stops of our destination and then hoped it was the right one but a word of caution, peak hour is strictly not for the faint hearted.
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Beautiful lighting in that first photo. And yay! for no graffiti.ReplyDelete
Photos were strictly forbidden but yet you had such nice shots..salute! Now you post it here not afraid they come after you? haha..Looking at the map its like octupus.ReplyDelete
That is one huge metro! Amazing Moscow is also fast becoming a developed country. Must visit.ReplyDelete
The map looks confusing indeed! I would have a headache reading it and then get myself lost somewhere. :DReplyDelete
Wow! Wonderful ceiling. :)ReplyDelete
Wow! Here I thought Singapore MRT are complicated. Moscow got more @.@. Lovely places though.. Singapore ones are just hot open air stations :pReplyDelete
very unique and majestic.ReplyDelete
Some stations of the Moscow subway are just great!ReplyDelete
Pretty undergrounds, they don't build them like these days.ReplyDelete
OMG! The networks that intertwined with each other is so intricate. :DReplyDelete
Fantastic photos, i agree the light fixtures in the 1st photo are very unusual but they do add a certain charm. A graffitti free railway station now that would be a first :-).ReplyDelete
Awesome looking stations and NO GRAFFITI!!! You surely don't see them like this anymore! Terrific captures for the day! Hope your week is going well!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you snuck some photos too. I've never seen such an attractive subway.ReplyDelete
How sparkling and clean these subways appear and so unique (top photo) with the lighting. The map looks like a spider with many legs. Designers of such maps do try to provide information in the least confusing way but it is still easy to get confused especially when the language is foreign. Looks like you survived even the crush of the peak hours. :)ReplyDelete
I've always heard that the Moscow subway system is the most beautiful in the world, and your pictures confirm that. I think you were very brave to travel that system without a guide.ReplyDelete
Great looking subways.ReplyDelete
OMC this is gorgeous! So, no money for the country but plenty to impress people, huh? typical communist attitude.ReplyDelete
they really spared no expense in building the stations. so rich looking.ReplyDelete
their subway looks pretty clean, white, pristine, compared to many I have been inReplyDelete
well done on capturing such good shots when not allowed !
I'm sure I would be scared to death if I were there... I've never been to any other country besides the USA --other than Canada and Puerto Rico. SO---as much as I love to travel, being near a subway in Moscow would petrify me....ReplyDelete
Gorgeous shots! What a lovely subway.ReplyDelete
The stations look so clean and graffiti-less. I think I would be afraid to sneak in photos and get in trouble especially in a foreign land. Looks like their subway is really efficient and takes you to many places.ReplyDelete
Very nice photos!!!ReplyDelete
The Russsian Metro is so famous!!!
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Hooray for your courage and skill ingetting those shots!! Yes, the lights did look like molecular models -- good insight.ReplyDelete
I would love to visit thie beautiful city some day!ReplyDelete
the station has a very classic feel...with all those lights.ReplyDelete
The subway map looks confusing! Beautiful photos of the subways!ReplyDelete
I remember the constructions of the Beijing subway interiors are also very huge ...ReplyDelete