Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Down Into The Metro In Kiev

Always a treat, riding and exploring a Soviet-built subway system. Maybe underground palace is a bit of a boast, but the system and stations in Kiev do feature ornamentation not usually found in the West.

Heading in. The Soviets liked to go deep. Nuclear protection?

Signage and station. Grand.

And grander. The Teatralna station, named for the nearby opera house.

Artistic details, sculpture and mosaic, peace and triumph.

Riding and navigating.

Modern advertising is creeping into the original designs.

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