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encounters in Solna

Any subway network worth its salt will have a serious control tower. I may have read to much sci-fi but the entire complex looks rather alien, don't you agree?

Tunnelbana Västra skogen, Solna (map) 1 September 2010


cieldequimper said...

Let's say I don't disagree. This looks so much like seventies architecture to me.

VP said...

I had too much sci-fi either, so I'm happy to agree with you!

Lowell said...

Looks more like a small airport control centre than a subway centre. I kind of like it, but I agree with Ciel...

Hey, we don't even have subways, so I'll take anything I can get!

Halcyon said...

Looks like something built in the 60s or 70s that was thought to be "ultra-modern" at the time, but hasn't aged well.

stromsjo said...

Beneath all of this is a fascinating station we've visited several times before.

cieldequimper: Which is why I lingered for quite some time to have some folks brightening the scene for us.

VP: Beam us up! :)

Jacob: Good point. The things we'd do for having a subway.

Halcyon: Very well phrased. Spot on, in fact.

As always, good to get all your feedback.

Lena Möre said...

Stockholms tunnelbanestationer överraskar!

Halcyon said...

I do like seeing the "above ground" views of the undergrounds you show us so often.

Unknown said...

You are right but I also agree with Ciel. Anyway it's a very cool piece of architecture.

arabesque said...

erm, a bit deconstructive to me, i like it actually. ^0^

stromsjo said...

Those working in the "tower" can commute smoothly to their jobs, right above the station.

Lena Johansson: Är det en positiv överraskning?

Halcyon: The real oxymoron is that most of the subway network is in fact above-ground ... Not this station though.

JM: Scores high on originality, at least.

arabesque: A deconstructive construction. I like that! :)

Again, nice to have you stopping by here.

Tinsie said...

Looks like too much Mondrian influence, if you ask me!

stromsjo said...

You mean, there's Neo-Plasticism lurking where we'd least expect it?

(I had to look up that word but it does sound fancy, doesn't it?;)

Thanks, Tinsie.

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