One of the things that is really notable about Moscow and yet not many people outside Russia know about, is how gorgeous the Moscow metro is.
These photos? That’s what the metro stations look like.
They’re called the “People’s palaces of Moscow” or else “Underground palaces,” and they were built during the Soviet era on the Communist idea that art and beauty should belong to the people rather than only being available in the houses of nobles.
These photos show just some of the metro’s attractions. There are many more mosaics, statues, etc, placed throughout.
And the metro is always this clean.
In addition to being beautiful, it is incredibly functional. It gets you pretty much everywhere in Moscow, and the trains run at intervals of every three minutes or less. At peak times, they run every 90 seconds. You never have to worry about missing a train, because the next one will come almost immediately.
Not always of course. In the late evening or early morning hours, you may have to wait as long as five whole minutes for a train. They’re also super easy to navigate.
We Russians are pretty proud of our metro system.
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Alexander Roslin - The Lady with the Veil (the Artist’s Wife); detail.
(Source: marieantoinete, via contra-band)
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"I just wish your grandfather were here to see this."
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Yellow diamond and diamond ‘Bee Ring’, Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany, c. 1958 (x)
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“What was it that Granny Weatherwax had said once? ‘Evil begins when you begin to treat people as things.’ And right now it would happen if you thought there was a thing called a father, and a thing called a mother, and a thing called a daughter, and a thing called a cottage, and told yourself that if you put them all together you had a thing called a happy family.”
— I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett (via mangaluva)
2:27 am • 3 September 2014 • 70 notes
Asked by ANON: Favorite 80s Fantasy Films
The 80s was truly the best decade for cheesy 80s fantasy films. If you haven’t seen all of these, you’re missing out. In order of pictures:
- Legend (1985)
- The Last Unicorn (1982)
- Ladyhawke (1985)
- Labyrinth (1986)
- The Secret of Nimh (1982)
- The Neverending Story (1984)
- Red Sonja (1985)
- Masters of the Universe (1987)
- Return to Oz (1985)
- Highlander (1986)
- Conan the Barbarian (1982)
- Krull (1983)
- Excalibur (1981)
- Clash of the Titans (1981)
- Dark Crystal (1982)
- The Princess Bride (1987)
- Willow (1988)
- The Beastmaster (1982)
2:16 am • 3 September 2014 • 6,707 notes