Charles Holland, Director of Fat in praise of the Moskovsky Metropoliten

Komsomolskaya station on Moscow’s metro system — like a vast underground ballroom.

The most gob-smacking and extraordinary piece of architecture I saw this year was the Moscow Metro system. It’s possible to spend an entire day 60m below ground in Moscow and never get bored.

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