Sunday, July 8, 2012

The metro station

It is hard to accurately describe the metro station. There are MANY metro stations with many different metro lines with many different stops in the greater Moscow area. In Mitina we begin our metro journey either at the Mitina Station which is at one end of the "blue" line. The full metro system is like a big wheel with spokes and each spoke is a different color and represents a different metro line.(red, blue, purple, green, yellow, brown and light blue. I may be able to figure out how to get from one point to another once I am on the metro, but since the station is so huge, finding my way from one line to another proves very daunting due to my lack of any sense of direction. (therefore, I have NO plans to ever ride the metro alone). It is VAST with 9 million people using the metro system on a daily basis. WOW. Walking through one of the metro stations is a feast for the eyes. They are truly beautiful. (Sometimes it's hard to appreciate it though as you are moving along quickly with the hoards of people going from one place to the next. We have had only experience where the metro station was very quiet with almost no people. It was on this day that Dave just happened to have our camera with us and decided to take a few pictures. These pictures represent only a small fraction of the kind of artwork and intricate design to be found there. Many of the walls are marble as are the floors.
This escalator is over 20 stories high and is the longest we have been on

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