Travel Destinations and Photo Spots
When we think of a metro/subway journey in any city, it usually consists of dark dull interiors that seem to have a generic theme across an entire metro system. In contrast to the worldwide standard, Stockholm’s metro system is full of many different vivid interiors that run from the floor to the ceiling.
Widely known as the ‘World’s longest art exhibition’, the metro stations in Stockholm have raised the bar for aesthetics and artistry in their metro system by decorating 90 of the 100 stations with murals and sculptures from over 150 artists.
Stockholm Metro was first opened in 1950; the first art installation was in 1957 at the T-Centralen station. To this day, the bright blue/silver walls of this station make it one of the most recognised out of all the stations and also the most visited.
So for the price of a metro ticket, you can take the trains along the metro lines and take many different photos. I decided to spend an entire day visiting the metro stations and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There are so many different designs and colours making every station equally surprising.
To get clean, empty shots of the stations with no crowds of people, I suggest you take shots during the mid afternoon or late in the evening after the commuter rush has subsided.
The metro system was my favourite thing to photograph while in Stockholm, the variety of stations and endless photo opportunities here make it a must see for when you visit this beautiful city.