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Mayakovskaya (Russian: Маяковская), is a Moscow Metro station on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line. Considered to be one of the most beautiful in the system, it is one of the finest examples of pre-World War II Stalinist Architecture making it 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.
The station was built as part of the second stage of the Moscow Metro expansion, and was opened on 11 September 1938. If the first stage was more focused on the building the system itself, both architecturally and engineeringly the stations appear modest in comparison to those that the second stage brought to the system. For the first time in the world, instead of having the traditional three-neath pylon station layout, the engineers were able to overlap the vault space and support it with two sets of colonnades on each side. This gave birth to a new column type design and Mayakovskaya was the first station to show this.
Located 33 meters beneath the surface, the station became famous during World War II when an air raid shelter was located in the station. On the anniversary of the October Revolution, on 7 November 1941 Stalin personally addressed a mass assembly of party leaders and ordinary Muscovites in the central hall of the station.
If the triumph in engineering was not enough, then Alexey Dushkin's brilliant Art Deco decoration design was truly amazing. Based on Soviet future as envisioned by the famous 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 of course, most of all are the niches of each of the 35 niches of each vault. Surrounded by filament lights there are a total of 34 brilliant ceiling mosaics by Alexander Deyneka with the theme "24-Hour Soviet Sky." A passenger has but to look up and see the bright Soviet future in the heavens above him.
In 2005 a new second north exit was built along with a new vestibule in a unique style. Passengers leaving the station will first descend on a short escalator ride into an underground vestibule and only then climb the long one to the surface. The new exit also allowed access to the 25th mosaic, which was previously hidden behind the service section. Other mosaic works were designed from scratch, accompanied by ample use of marble and stainless steel sculpturing. The bust of the poet was moved to the new surface vestibule whose ceiling was also decorated with a mosaic composition from Mayakovski's poem "Moscow Sky".
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ciakgiak (30431) 2010-05-24 14:09
I'm really honest... this one is really SUPERB!
What an impressive image, the perspective, the colors and the graphical effect are magnificent! Congratulations dear friend.
vasilpro (41317) 2010-05-24 14:16
The metro stations in Moscow are a piece of art, I saw it and on your previous photo from there, excellent light management, lovely colors, beautiful architecture. TFS!
Greetings from Greece, Vasilis.
dip (23888) 2010-05-24 14:23
What a perspective!!!!!!
really amazing view,good light management and framing as well,
Budapestman (82620) 2010-05-24 14:37
a splendid interior photo with spectacular symmetrical composition, the details and lights are beautiful, great perspective and clarity, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet Kívánok!
npecanhuk (75502) 2010-05-24 14:43
With all those lights in the ceiling... man... that station is another magnificent one! Wow! I'd love to see them all one day in my life!
Your picture is so attractive with excellent sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors, horizontal & rectangular format, black & white borders and composition!
TFS - congratulations!
My warmest regards,
gilou530 (34) 2010-05-24 14:48
super gestion de la lumiére et profondeur beaucoup de graphisme dans ce cadrage
giorgimer (34941) 2010-05-24 15:35
russian tube is unique. Excellent capture with spectacular perspective and DOF
PaulVDV (29193) 2010-05-24 15:41
Another fantastic Moscow subway station.
Very beautiful with the different light yellow colours and great graphic effects created by the endless sequences of the arcs (arcs in the middle of the hall and others towards the platforms) and of the lamps placed in large circles in the ceiling.
Best regards, Paul
edge (6771) 2010-05-24 20:24
Hello Sasko, Another great picture from Moscow. This is outstanding. I have seen many photos of the subway there but I think this one tops most of them. Great composition and the color is excellent. So is the lighting. A real jewel here in the city. Thanks for posting. Roger
yeln (11516) 2010-05-24 21:13
pogled je moram priznati super. kakor sem e enkrat dejal me te postaje spominjajo na koncertne dvorane.
verjetno so tudi tebe presenetile s svojo lepoto in barvitostjo.
lepo delo in zato moje čestitke!!!
delpeoples (58348) 2010-05-24 21:15
Hi Sasko, you really do have a great eye for the symmetry and perspective of a scene. This composition is spectacularly good. The depth, colour rendering and sharpness are flawless. Congratulations and have a good day, Lisa
ikeharel (72211) 2010-05-24 21:41
I had heared that Moskow Rail-stations are like museums, and this pic. you managed to show it very well.
Great POV, nice color's comp.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2010-05-24 22:59
beautiful shot, incredible d.o.f. Very good management of the light, fine colors and sharpness.
Fantastic these Moscow's metro station.
JFS (32459) 2010-05-24 23:31
Sasko, the metro in Moscow is beautiful! and your shot very impressive with an excellent depth of field.
Have a nice day friend!
dkmurphys (59255) 2010-05-25 0:12
Incredible architecture and good POV. I like the colors and lights. And I thought that Lisboa's metro stations are the most beautiful painted and decorated...seems not:P
romanaa (7984) 2010-05-25 2:34
again - surprisingly noble looking underground station, with great symmetry, depth and light management, only the stars, crescents and hammers on the ceiling remind the past period of USSR.
sandpiper (6788) 2010-05-25 3:27
Great architecture in thi sunderground station. Good note. Excellent composition and light management.
Nicou (143208) 2010-05-25 3:29
grandisoe compo quel intérieur dans ce tons jaunes, ce rond, quelle perspective avec les personnages, sueprbe compo et maîtrise de lumières.
bravo et maitié
francio64 (39888) 2010-05-25 5:17
ottimo taglio stretto su questa bella metro station.
Grafismo e DOF sono al top.
Well done and TFS!
csabagaba (6636) 2010-05-27 4:09
You're all the churches and subway stations, and have finished in under a couple of days? :-)
I was not involved in the Moscow subway, just heard about it. This monumentality of the great Russian soul. It's like a palace. Because girls are more beautiful :-) Your picture is the same as the station ... monumental, sacred ... Cathedral of transport. Very beautiful light and games, a very narrow perspective adds to provide space.
But even ... the right girl was able to have more :-)
Have a nice day
macjake (68488) 2010-05-29 9:19
you certainly have an eye for composition.
love the depth, the symetry, the lines, curves, lighting, circles...all is there for the eye to see.
of course the face in the bottom right has to go, but hey, we're not all perfect! i've done that before as well :)
have a great day
kiks (12633) 2010-06-09 8:47
This is one of the reasons i would like to visit Moscow. It is for e difficult to understand how beautiful the metro stations are there when i look at the stations at Europe. Thanks for sharing
speedymanu (3587) 2010-06-09 12:28
a very fine architectural composition with strong rythmic pattern. The shiny reflections are a big plus.
Have a nice day
- Copyright: Sasko Glavica (Fante) (5429)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-04-24
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-105mm AF-S DX F3.5-5.6G ED VR
- Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2010-05-24 13:57
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