Moscow Underground

September 26, 2005

We enter a very modern subway station.   Our guide explained the system and some of the locations where one could travel by the underground train.   Once every one got their ticket to enter, we went down a level to gain access to an escalator which would transport us much, much deeper.

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Here are some photos taken on our way down to the 380 feet deep subway.   I wish I had timed our travel downward.   The last one of these photos were taken from the very bottom looking, of course, upward from whence we came.

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Once in the subway, it is found to be a museum.   Fresco painting on the walls, very nice lighting fixtures and very, very clean.   The subway car was also very clean.   The woman by the door in the red jacket is our guide.   We got off at the first stop.   At this location were many more people, quite crowded really.   As you can see, there were many statues, mostly depicting war time, of soldiers, women and children.   Marble work and nice lighting fixtures added to the beautiful station.

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Our guide explained that the subway system was used as shelters during World War II.   That probably accounts for the selection of subjects for the statues.   This last photograph of a soldier with his dog must of had some express purpose of good luck because as people passed by it, they rubbed the dogs nose.

Back at ground level and outside, this is the subway station where we ended our short subway trip.   Where was this taking us?   To Red Square.

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Next   —   Red Square