Yaroslavsky railway station - Komsomolskaya metro station: way to the north
If we are from Moscow gathered on the Russian north - in the direction of Vologda, Arkhangelsk and the White Sea, then our way, first of all, lies at the capital Yaroslavsky railway station. Metro takes us there without any problems. By the way, not everyone who travels north through Moscow, is aware that the Yaroslavsky Station metro station does not exist. Some are looking for it for a long time on the metro scheme. Only after some inquiries is established the interrelation of the names: Yaroslavsky station - Komsomolskaya metro station.
Gateway to the Russian North
But here we arrived at the Yaroslavsky railway station. Metro brought us here without any problems, if only we took advantage of them not at rush hour. The train ticket is in our pocket, even more than an hour before departure. And there is a reason to carefully, not hurrying anywhere, to look at these symbolic gates themselves, which many in Moscow’s bustle do not even notice, as something ordinary and not deserving of special attention.And by the way, this is an unconditional architectural masterpiece, the creation of the great Russian architect Fedor Osipovich Shechtel. The composition of the station complex is solved in a single stylistic vein and explicitly echoes the ancient architecture of the northern Russian cities - Veliky Novgorod and Pskov. The station is obviously reminiscent of a medieval castle or fortress of the Kremlin. Massive towers, arches and vaults, topped with an expressive octahedral tent. Many characteristic and expressive elements of the facade and interiors. Take at least openwork scallop, crowning the entire structure. The persuasiveness of the author's concept is expressed in the fact that all the very bizarre elements of the building look quite organic. Performing such an extraordinary task, the architect successfully avoided eclecticism. Fyodor Shekhtel’s contemporaries called this his work “the phenomenon of Russian modernity”.
This is a very lively place in modern Moscow - Yaroslavsky railway station, subway ... The crossroads of many roads and roads, more Russian than Moscow. The area of three stations, Komsomolsk-Kalanchevskaya.Here two very different worlds intersect - Moscow and Russia. Perhaps that is why the native Muscovites somehow dislike this place and try not to make visits here without special necessity. In the 1930s, the square became Komsomolskaya - in honor of the first builders of the first metro line, which just passed under the square.After the war, the Ring Line also passed here, and one of the largest metro transit hubs was formed. The place is unique in the number of rail lines that converge at one point. In addition to the three largest railway stations - Yaroslavsky, Leningradsky and Kazan, two metro lines, there is also the Kalanchevskaya platform.
But we have to go, our short tour of the three-station square comes to an end. We leave behind Yaroslavsky railway station, metro and all the Moscow crush. We take seats in the car according to the purchased tickets and wait for the train to depart.