Monday, March 31, 2014
Prospekt Mira Station, Moscow - RUSSIA
The Moscow metro stations are one of the most amazing things that several friends of mine recall from their journey to the capital of Russia - they all made the same advice to me, when you go to Moscow take a day only to visit the metro stations, geting out of the train in each stop and I'll definitely try to follow that advice (meanwhile I can always collect a postcard from each of the 194 stations - so 1 down, 193 to go!). Thank you so much Olesya, I really laughed out loud with your messsage. This postcard took 16 days to arrive!
The Moscow Metro has 194 stations and its route length is 325.4 km serving Moscow, Russia and the neighbouring Moscow Oblast towns of Krasnogorsk and Reutov. The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most extravagant architectural projects. Stalin ordered the metro’s artists and architects to design a structure that embodied svet (radiance or brilliance) and svetloe budushchee (a radiant future). With their reflective marble walls, high ceilings and grandiose chandeliers, many Moscow Metro stations have been likened to an “artificial underground sun”.