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Mon Jul 22, 2019, 09:26 AM

One of the world's most beautiful subway systems was illegal to photograph until last year....

One of the world's most beautiful subway systems was illegal to photograph until last year — take a look inside
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Sinéad Baker 5 hrs ago

-The subway in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, is glorious. But was also designated as a nuclear bomb shelter and photography was made illegal on national-security grounds.

-The ban was lifted in 2018, allowing photographers to showcase its chandeliers, marbles, and memorials of Uzbekistan's Soviet past.

The subway system in Uzbekistan's capital city is one of the world's most beautiful metro systems, but it was illegal to photograph until late last year. Tashkent's subway system was designated as a nuclear bomb shelter, and it was considered too strategically important for photos of it to be shared widely.

But with the ban newly lifted, we can see inside the system filled with art, sculpture, and vibrant colors as it serves the city's 2.4 million people.It's filled with chandeliers, marble, and art that celebrates everything from the Soviet Union's role in space exploration to Uzbekistan's modern industries.

Here's what the subway looks like:









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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/photos/one-of-the-worlds-most-beautiful-subway-systems-was-illegal-to-photograph-until-last-year-%e2%80%94-take-a-look-inside/ss-AAE7A3y?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply One of the world's most beautiful subway systems was illegal to photograph until last year.... (Original post)
Fla Dem Jul 22 OP
Fla Dem Jul 22 #1
Beringia Jul 22 #2
Pacifist Patriot Jul 22 #4
Beringia Jul 22 #6
peacebuzzard Jul 23 #7
Pacifist Patriot Jul 23 #8
Brother Buzz Jul 23 #9
sinkingfeeling Jul 22 #3
TomVilmer Jul 22 #5
catbyte Jul 23 #10
CTyankee Jul 23 #11
skypilot Jul 23 #12
BigmanPigman Jul 23 #13
Stuart G Jul 24 #14
smirkymonkey Jul 24 #15

Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 09:42 AM

1. Would have really looked forward to going to work every day if this was subway system in Boston.

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 10:22 AM

2. What do their palaces look like?

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Response to Beringia (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 10:57 AM

4. :-)

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 11:10 AM

6. Thanks, nice pic

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 10:47 AM

7. Nice. Which palace is this? n/t

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Response to peacebuzzard (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 11:17 AM

8. Palace of Prince Romanov

"Palace of Prince Romanov, Tashkent This is a one-storey private residence of Nikolai Konstantinovich Romanov, who was a grandson of Emperor Nicholai I, and who was exiled by his royal parents to Tashkent in 1877 to live there until his death in 1918."

https://www.advantour.com/uzbekistan/tashkent/romanov.htm

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 11:26 AM

9. He was declared insane then exiled....

because among his other many talents and achievements, he was a highly successful womanizer.

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 10:50 AM

3. Moscow's subways are so beautiful. I took an actual guided tour of them. We rode the system station

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 11:05 AM

5. ... but the many different ones in Stockholm are also nice!

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 11:36 AM

10. WOW! And I thought that the Moscow subway was the

classiest subway I'd ever been in.

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 12:02 PM

11. Beautiful. But Herman Cain ruined Uzbekistan for me several years back...

with his "Uzbeki-beki-beki-stan" comment.

I like the Uzbeki system design best of all subway designs I've ever seen. Truly lovely architecture...and the tiles!

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 05:05 PM

12. My God...

...I always thought the Broad Street subway here in Philadelphia was dreary and after seeing these photos it just got a trillion times more so.

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Response to skypilot (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 06:12 PM

13. I know that subway...yuk!

It's worse than any I have seen in NYC during the late 70s (the bottom of the barrel from my experiences).

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 09:48 PM

14. One thing I recall about the London Subway...at some locations...way down in the ground.

Way, way down. 2 or 3 escalators down. Way down there.

And....Tokyo Subways - crowded beyond belief. But the crowds are orderly. No pushing or shoving like other places.

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 11:27 PM

15. That is absolutely amazing!

So beautiful! Compare to NYC's subway which is pretty much disgusting and over-run with pizza rats, or even Boston, which is slightly better than NY, but still pretty shabby.

Why would these subways be illegal to photograph when they are so stunning? You would think they would be the pride and joy of these nations. They are works of art.

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