Description of photo
The photo of “Stadion” was taken in the Stockholm subway system at the station with the same title. The photograph is showing the centerpiece of the station’s design is a massive rainbow arching across the ceiling. This rainbow serves as a nod to the nearby Olympic Stadium, which hosted the 1912 Summer Olympics. The symbol encapsulates themes of unity, hope, and the celebration of human achievement.
The Stockholm subway system, often referred to as the “world’s longest art gallery,” boasts a plethora of art installations across its various stations. The Stadion station, in particular, is renowned for its vibrant rainbow art. Situated on the red line between the Östermalmstorg and Tekniska högskolan stations, Stadion was opened in 1973 and immediately distinguished itself with its striking artwork.
Designed by artists Enno Hallek and Åke Pallarp, the rainbow also beautifully complements the station’s bright blue walls, evoking a sense of being outdoors, under an expansive sky. The colors and design create a playful and cheerful ambiance, a stark contrast to the usual drabness associated with underground transit systems.
Overall, the rainbow art in Stadion station is not just an aesthetic choice; it stands as a testament to Stockholm’s commitment to integrating art into everyday life, making the daily commute a more enriching and enjoyable experience.
Date: September 8, 2018
Time: 14:02 (Local time)
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L FISHEYE USM
Focal Lengt: 15mm
Exposure: 3.2 s
Dimensions: 4792 x 3423 pixels
Color Profile: RGB / Display P3
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Coordinates: 59.34322° N, 18.07841° E
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