A Tour Through Tashkent’s Art-Filled Subway

Ballroom chandeliers, vast mosaics, and wood carvings await curious commuters.

Toshkent Station train (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — Tourists in most large cities across the world will pay a tidy sum of money to see some of the greatest artworks in national museums and private galleries. Yet, studied commuters of each of those metropolises have a secret among them: many wonderful creations reside in the metro stations…