'The Tunnel' - Limited Edition 1 of 20 Photograph by John Crosley

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Photography: Digital, Black & White, Paper, Photo on Paper.

This is one of several pedestrian tunnels that connect subway/metro platforms for metro trains going one direction with those going another direction in Kiev, Ukraine.

This particular tunnel is situated very, very deep beneath a hill near central Kiev, and its access is by passenger escalator said to be the world's deepest and longest.

Trains stop in one direction each maximum three to five minutes on the far platform in the distance here silhouetting the male pedestrian passenger, distance,and just as frequently for trains going the opposite direction (behind).

Kiev,Ukraine metro system is modeled on the famous Moscow metro system with certain stations being copies of those in Moscow, and until not long ago, both featured nearly identical trains, as both metros were built during the heydey of the Soviet Union of which both countries were Republics.

The Kiev Metro is cheap,fast,clean,efficient, reliable,safe, and used by a near record number of Kiev residents daily.

This photo with its dark to light continuum emphasises the depth and subterranean isolation of the metro which often is not readily apparent.


'The Tunnel' - Limited Edition 1 of 20

John Crosley

United States


Size: 40 W x 26.6 H x 0.1 in

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