Considered one of the world’s most beautiful metro undergrounds, the Tashkent subway system in Uzbekistan’s capital city was previously illegal to photograph. The subway was historically designated as a nuclear bomb shelter and was considered too “strategically important” for photos of it to be taken and shared publicly – that is until late last year when the ban was lifted.
The grand subway station which serves 2.4 million people in the city is filled with chandeliers, marble, and art that celebrates everything from the Soviet Union’s role in space exploration to Uzbekistan’s modern industries. The subway system is also the oldest in central Asia, opening in 1977.
Take a look at some of the stunning phots captured last year below and read more on the latest lifestyle news right here.
Source | Business Insider SA