Not every metro station is as putrid as New York City's subway platforms.
Some public transportation stations are designed as stunning spaces, full of breathtaking murals and incredible light projections.
We've put together a collection of the most awe-striking metro stations around the globe, from the Formosa Boulevard Station of Kaohsiung, Taiwan to the chandelier-filled Komsomolskaya in Moscow, Russia.
Keep scrolling to check out the stations, which make commuters journeys anything but boring.
Talia Avakian contributed to a previous version of this story.
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Inside the Formosa Boulevard Station of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is a 4,500-panel glass artwork by Narcissus Quangliata that is said to be the largest glasswork in the world. Thanks to the stunning kaleidoscope effects of the piece, the area has actually been proposed as a venue for weddings.
Nature continues inside the Central Park Station — also in Kaohsiung, Taiwan — designed by British architect Richard Rogers. Grass and artificial flowers line the stairs and escalators, which lead down to the platforms.
The Toledo station in Naples, Italy, also stands as a stunning wonderland thanks to the artwork of Robert Wilson, called “Light Panels,” that illuminates the station corridor. With a depth of 164 feet, it’s one of the deepest stations in Naples.
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