Tunnel Vision: Stockholm’s Underground Art

September 13, 2016

If only all transportation systems are like Stockholm’s subway system, commuting day in and day out would be a breeze. With 90 out of its 100 subway stations adorned with paintings, installations, mosaics, sculptures and engravings by 150 artists, it is said to be the world’s longest art exhibit. Or I’d like to call it, the world’s luckiest commuters.

Designs reminiscent to an archeological site to a sea of deep red to a vibrant rainbow to Super Mario Brothers, every station is a visual masterpiece. Stockholm once again won my heart with its creativity and craftsmanship—much like how it stole my heart with Ikea and the Swedish meatballs.

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My underground joyride includes:

Blue Line: Kungstradgården, T-centralen, Rådhuset, Solna Centrum

Green Line: Thorildsplan (Super Mario Brothers)

Red Line: Universitetet, Tekniska Hogskolan, Stadion (rainbow)


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