Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Stockholm Syndrome

As you might know, I'm a big fan of public transportation systems, and one of my favorite things to do when I find myself in an unfamiliar system is to get up to speed on how to get around. Obviously, our own Metro is pretty state of the art as far as aesthetics goes, if you're talking about the United States. Take a gander at these pics from Stockholm, though! Now that's beautiful, and all but unattainable here. But if you listen carefully, you'll hear Ryan Avent cream his pants!

1 comment:

ryan said...

You know, one of the favored original designs for the Metro system used exposed iron beams for the vaults of stations near the surface, and left the walls of deep stations, carved into the schist, as exposed rock. Badass. But they thought it would be too hokey. This was the 1950s. Concrete was the bold architectural statement of the day.

Those Stockholm stations are fucking gorgeous, though.