Soviet subways

2009-08-22

in Geek stuff, Photography

The Gulliver blog has an interesting post up on metro systems in the former Soviet Union. Despite photography being illegal within these systems, there is a slide show over at Treehugger.com.

There is more on Wikipedia: Saint Petersburg Metro, Moscow Metro, Kiev Metro.

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R.K. August 23, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Soviet subways are justifiably famous. That said, it is easier to build such elaborate systems when you have no respect for private property rights. London’s twisty neighbourhoods are partly a reflection of such respect.

Milan August 23, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I suppose one major purpose of subways is to advance the interests of city dwellers as a collective, rather than as individuals.

alena August 23, 2009 at 7:57 pm

It would be fun to visit all the subway systems in the world and rank them. I am very fond of the one in Washington DC as it is very efficient, clean and helps users avoid incredible congestion on the roads. The one in Paris has amazingly long tunnels, but parts of it do not feel too clean or safe.

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