Sep 9 2010

Soviet Subway Series

The metro stations and platforms in St. Petersburg and Moscow are amazing.  More often than not, you descend underground and find yourself in what seems to be a 19th century ballroom.  Coated in marble and full of chandeliers, you expect everyone to start waltzing.  Combine that scene with heavy-handed Soviet propaganda and you’ve got the wonderfully weird mix that is Russia’s subway system.

The subway is so beautiful that our first attempt to enter it was blocked by this throng of enthusiasts.

Some considerably quieter moments: