It’s easy to see why Ploshchad Revolyutsii is one of Moscow’s most famous subway stations, and after the response to last week’s first subway station post highlighting the stunningly gorgeous mosaic art of Komsomolskaya station, I thought that Ploshchad Revolyutsii’s bronze sculptures would be a good continuation in this new series.
Opened on March 13th, 1938, it’s one of Moscow’s older stations. Ploshchad Revolyutsii is named after Revolution Square since the square is right above the station. When you exit, you’re just a stone’s throw away from entering Red Square. 😀
The red marble arches (with bits of yellow) actually remind me of Red Square and the Kremlin walls. The arches rest on black Armenian marble, and you won’t be able to miss the pairs of bronze sculptures depicting people of the USSR.
There is a total of 76 sculptures in the whole station! I couldn’t photograph them all and they were very hard to capture with the station’s layout, lighting, and of course, commuters, but I hope you like the best shots for this week’s Photo Friday. 😀
The sculptures feature people from all walks of life, including parents with children, scholars, soldiers, workers, and athletes. You’ll notice that some sculptures have yellow/goldish spots, which are the result of commuters touching those spots as they walk by. Apparently, it’s good luck to touch some of them, especially the doggie with the soldier which of course, is my favourite sculpture.
Which sculpture is your favourite?