Have you ever thought about using the metro as a nuclear bomb shelter? Of course, the Soviets did. Not until recent june it was prohibited to take any pictures inside of the Tashkent Metro due to to security reasons. Scanning your bags and showing your passport to guards outside was usual. The threat of nuclear attacks has decreased enough to lift the ban on photography. Lucky we are to capture these architectural gems!
The metrostops along the center of Tashkent all have a different theme. Cotton is Uzbekistans main cash crop, so quite important for the national economy. They love to show that off in giant lamps and mosaics. All accross the city actually. Another station called Kosmonatvler is dedicated to the aerospace and shows important astronauts, even the first woman in space is there. A massive steel door is still located halfway the connecting tunnel that links different metro lines.
I found a way to make long exposure shots with my iPhone, a really great feature of apple. The low light and lack of high tripod make it a bit wobbly, but Im still impressed with the quality I can squeeze out of the phone.