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2009-04-01

daily photo theme day: yellow sub(way station)

For Yellow Day, we're back down under. That is, under street level. We're still in Stockholm of course. This very yellow wall is at the subway station Medborgarplatsen (Civic Square). The tiles are partly from the Thirties. The mosaic from 1997 by Mari Pårup is called approximately "the sun and time have their way".

Medborgarplatsen (map) 15 March 2009 | others bloggar

The April theme is Yellow

19 comments:

Sally said...

That must brighten up the underground during winter commuting.
Sydney Daily Photo

Jilly said...

Yellow is such a happy colour and so a great choice to brighten up the subway. Nice choice.

humanobserver said...

hmmm. Interesting image. that man looks like a ghost.

Halcyon said...

Very nice choice for the theme day. I like the contrast of the black shadowy person and the bright wall.

Happy April!

Laurie said...

This is such a great choice. I love the movement-frozen-in-time blur of the figure against that patterned backdrop. Lovely!

cieldequimper said...

What a smiling and cheerful underground!

Hilda said...

1930s? Wow, amazing that they've survived all these years.

I like the mosaic, especially for an underground tunnel. Happy choice for theme day!

Reparto corse n. 6 said...

Bella!!
ciao anthony from Milan

Lena Johansson said...

I am a quiltmaker and it is a pleasure to find patterns in the underground. :-)

Mo said...

Yellow and underground. A double treat

m_m said...

I like this! Nice shot!

Bernt Seipl said...

Sally: Hope so. It cheered me up.

humanobserver, Halcyon & Laurie: I waited deliberately for one person to pass, hoping to get that image.

Lena: Glad to be of assistance :-)

And to the rest of you, thanks for commenting.

Torrey said...

This is such a great shot. One of my favorites for theme day so far! :)

Carrie Hayes said...

What a great wall!! Love the yellow

Jacob said...

Most interesting. But, one thing: I didn't think ghosts showed up at all when photographed!

J Bar said...

Great choice for yellow day.
Sydney City and Suburbs

Julie said...

Not the most subtle of lighting for the mosaics, Per. However, the yellow of the original 1930s tiles is holding its age very well. I do like the motion of the figure in the forground.

Tash said...

Beautiful design. I wonder why yellow works so well in subways - maybe because it brings thoughts of sunlight underground.
Lovely entry for TD.

Bernt Seipl said...

Torrey: Thanks :-)

Jacob: Oh, but they do...You just have to catch the off guard...

Julie: I agree, but there wasn't much I could do about it. When I tried to underexpose, the wall was not yellow any more. BTW, I'm Bernt today.

Thanks once more to the rest of you who cared to comment.

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