Stockholm’s very cool and colorful metro stations in pictures

Like most of the larger capital cities in the world, Sweden’s capital Stockholm has an intricate metro network beneath its streets, but I’ll bet there aren’t many that are as colorful.

A rainbow arcs over a girl on the platform of Stadion station.

Sometimes referred to as ‘the world’s longest art gallery’, the Stockholm metro has been decorated by over 150 artists since the 1950’s.

London-based travel photographer Conor MacNeill headed underground to capture images of these amazing, albeit somewhat starkly colorful, metro stations.

“They’d been famous among the world of photographers for a long time,” he says. “I wanted to see them for myself and take my own approach on the subject. I shot late into the night – I just keep getting carried away exploring.”

No advertising, no graffiti, just art – love it!

Painted blue vines climbing up a white cave in the T-Centralen station.
Solna Centrum station on the blue line (T11).
Kungsträdgården metro station on the green line of the Stockholm T-Bana.
Skarpnäck station. The granite seats are reminiscent of Stonehenge.
Pipes come out of the ceiling at Universitetet.
Akalla station, on the blue line.
A woman stands on the platform of Tekniska Högskolan as a train rushes by.
The escalators at Solna Centrum T-bana.
A dodecahedron suspended from the ceiling at Tekniska Högskolan.
Stripes on the platform of Duvbo station.
Rådhuset (Court House) station, on the blue line.
Huvudsta station.

Source: TheGuardian

All photographs by Conor MacNeill

For more info (for when you get there): VisitStockholm


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