In the spring of 1980, Bruce Davidson began his ‘Subway’ project, which focused on New York City’s subway system. Instead of the common black and white portraits, Davidson shifted to color after he realized that the subway was “a dimension of meaning that demanded a color consciousness”. Continue reading »
Mosaic Frescoes at Kievskaya Metro Station in Moscow Are Wearing Face Masks and Remind Us About Safety
Now everything follows to modern realities: work on the construction site, animal care and even dancing – only with face masks.
I believe, and hope this ‘new reality’ is not for a long time, but for now let’s take care of each other. Please wear face masks (or what you consider to be a mask) – this is how you take care of your health and everyone around you. Continue reading »
He worked on this project for six months; created the Metro 2033 from plasticine. Have you ever seen anything better made from plasticine than this? Surprisingly, there are so many details! Continue reading »
“I observe the surrounding reality, sneak up unnoticed, share suddenly. Only mobile, all photos made by me.” – KellaX. Who is he? Why is he doing this? What’s he trying to say? There’s no information about this artist. Continue reading »
Journalist Nader Al-Sarras was riding the metro in Berlin when he spotted a bag with some Arabic text. The text reads as follows: “This text has no other purpose than to terrify those who are afraid of the Arabic language.” It appears that this bag was made for people who need to be trolled. Continue reading »
Beneath the Swedish capital lies an intricate web of underground train lines. More than 90 of the 100 stations in the 110km tunnel system, sometimes referred to as “the world’s longest art gallery”, have been decorated with paintings, installations, mosaics and sculptures by 150 artists since the 1950s. After spending a couple of weeks exploring arctic Norway and Sweden, London-based travel photographer Conor MacNeill headed underground to capture images of the metro stations.
Painted blue vines climbing up a white cave in the T-Centralen station. (Photo by Conor MacNeill/The Observer) Continue reading »
Female metro passengers hold flowers presented to them by metro workers, prior to International Women’s Day in Kiev, Ukraine, 02 March 2016. The hustle and bustle of the morning commute is broken up by an unexpected surprise. The first passengers to step on the train receive – a warm welcome and a pot of flowers. Continue reading »
Opened in September 2012, the Toledo Metro Station was the 16th station built on Naples Metro Line 1. Set along one of Naples main shopping streets, Via Toledo, a second entrance to the station is expected to open into Naples Spanish Quarter, Quartieri Spagnoli, in February 2013.
Designed by the Spanish Firm Oscar Tusquets Blanca, at 50 meters deep, the station extends below the ground water and is the deepest metro station built on Line 1 to date. One of Metro Napoli’s Metro Art Stations, it was designed around the themes of water and light. Continue reading »
Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum (yellow) arrives at a metro station to inaugurate the second metro rail network, after a two-year delay, in the Gulf emirate of Dubai on September 9, 2011. (Karim Sahib / AFP – Getty Images) Continue reading »