Amazing Subway Stations In Moscow
Last Updated ( Monday, 11 July 2011 )
The Stockholm subway system is said to be the longest art exhibition in the
world - 110 kilometers in length. Traveling by subway is like traveling through
an exciting story that extends from the artistic pioneers of the 1950s to the
art experiments of today. Over 90 of the 100 subway stations in Stockholm have
been decorated with sculptures, mosaics, paintings, installations, engravings
and reliefs by over 150 artists. It�s a part of a long tradition of public art
for public transport.
The Kungstr�dg�rden subway station looks like an archaeological excavation, with
the remains of the old Stockholm Makal�s palace. At �stermalmstorg the artist
Siri Derkert highlights women's rights and peace and environmental issues. The
roof of one Stockholm station is red-lit, making it appear to be covered in
billowing flames, and another boasts ancient-looking statues carved out of the
Another has also taken a classical theme, with foliage entwined around pillars;
while others are more modern, with rainbows painted over the rough-hewn rock
surface and multi-coloured arrows pointing passengers in the right direction.
Their website states: 'The art makes the stations perceived as more beautiful,
safer and it helps to make the trip into something more than just a transport
between two places.