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Gants Hill Tube Station. Stalin was so impressed by the London Underground he had them advise on the construction of the Moscow Metro, which, if you’ve never been on it, is stunning. As work on this station was halted during the war when they got to finish it in 1947 it took on the barrel vaulted roofing by now common in the Russian stations.

Another Charles Holden classic.

Excellent clocks too.

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art deco, gants hill tube, london, london underground, moscow metro, nikon d80, onetonshadow, stalin, tube

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Comments

  • Russell Greenwood
    Russell Greenwoodalmost 5 years ago

    Reported as inaccurate. Those lines are thick and orange.

  • Yeah but it’s on the Central Line, which is red, and I’m subtly referencing communism. Don’t sweat it.

    – onetonshadow

  • Geraldine Lefoe
    Geraldine Lefoealmost 5 years ago

    Love the leading lines and the single figure walking through, a wonderful capture

  • Yeah that’s my missus, I asked her to walk across in a demure manner and she mainly insisted on behaving like cookie monster, but I got one calm one off. The out takes are far funnier mind you.

    – onetonshadow

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoalmost 5 years ago

    fantastic composition and tone, beautiful work

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnalmost 5 years ago

    WOW.

  • That’s what I like, unadulterated praise.

    – onetonshadow

  • shararat
    shararatalmost 5 years ago

    wht a lovely perspective……nice tone…..love d straightness…..

  • berndt2
    berndt2almost 5 years ago

    very cool shot! (I even clicked on the wikipedia link to check out where it was!)

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 5 years ago

    What a gift! Love to see these one day…..all that history…..my brother lives in Moscow…I should visit him.

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    brilliant

  • Fine Art Photography by Paul Hamilton
    Fine Art Photo...over 4 years ago

    love this – nice tones

  • LTPhotography
    LTPhotographyover 4 years ago

    This is wonderful, brilliant perspective and capture..lovely architecture

  • How delightful of you to say so.

    – onetonshadow

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