March 9, 2011

Stockholm Subway Art

The Stockholm subway system has been called the world's longest art exhibition. As a Stockholmer, I appreciate the art... gives you something to look at as you wait for your subway! Each station is different (some better than others) and the art is in the form of sculptures, reliefs, painted walls/ceilings, poetry and other forms. Some of my personal favorites are on the blue line, like Kungsträdgården (all pictures here) and Rådhuset. The company that runs the subways and buses, and is responsible for the art, is called SL and they have a great brochure about the art available in pdf-form. SL also offers guided tours of the subway art- year round in Swedish and in English during the summer. For more information contact SL at konstguide@gmail.com or visit a SL Center located at the T-Centalen, Slussen (10 minute walk from the Rival Hotel) or Fridhemsplan subway stations. But a guide isn't necessary if you want to keep it simple... just keep your eyes open while traveling the Stockholm subways!

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