In the underworld of Moscow

Posted by on Jun 16, 2012 in Featured, Explore & Travel, Videos | 0 comments

In the underworld of Moscow

The Moscow metro is a Metro sys­tem of superla­tives — the deep­est tun­nels and sta­tions in the world, daily up to nine mil­lion pas­sen­gers, the longest esca­la­tors and splen­did sta­tions. When noth­ing moves in the streets of Moscow, and this is more the rule than excep­tion, by tube you can travel unbeat­ably fast through the city. About two and a half bil­lion peo­ple do it every year. A few days ago we had the chance to expe­ri­ence the won­ders of Moscow’s metro.
Com­pared with the met­ros or sub­ways, we already know, the first thing we noticed was the enor­mous num­ber of peo­ple who move through the hot and stuffy under­world. With a 1.5 to 3 min­utes inter­val the trains fre­quent the mag­nif­i­cent mar­ble sta­tions which also leads to an extreme amount of noise. Who wants to catch a train, must hurry, because the doors close auto­mat­i­cally, regard­less if your leg or arm is still out there. Inside you are often squeezed between other pas­sen­gers while the trains – some are quite old – accel­er­ate nois­ily to 100 km / h. How­ever, the beau­ti­ful and mag­nif­i­cent sta­tions down there are worth it. Mar­ble, elab­o­rate stucco work, Social­ist mosaics, and mag­nif­i­cent chan­de­liers adorn the old sta­tions. After about an hour trav­el­ing the under­ground we are happy again to be on the sur­face where even the city air with it’s exhaust fra­grance seems fresh to us.

We have filmed our expe­ri­ence spon­ta­neously with an iPhone. The result is not very pro­fes­sional, but we hope to be able to give you some impres­sions. Enjoy!

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