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2009-09-08

benchmarking in Alby

I had to have another encounter in Botkyrka with the red benches at Alby subway station, decorated by Olle Ängqvist. This is a remake and you know what they say - remakes are never quite as good as the original. So, what's your verdict?

Tunnelbana Alby, Botkyrka (map) 23 August 2009

12 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

I checked an re-checked, but I can't see any difference...

Tinsie said...

I like both. The colours are more saturated in this picture, but I can't decide if I like them better or not.

Choices, choices!!

B SQUARED said...

I prefer the second but I like bold colors.

arabesque said...

uhm... they both look okay to me... nothing special about it, except for the color which i like...

Halcyon said...

I like the red benches. I remain undecided on the original or the second.

Lena Johansson said...

I have my heart in Alby, thank you Per!

Per Stromsjo said...

The shallow DoF and the clear colours make me prefer the recent shot. The motif itself is pretty similar...

Vogon Poet: I guess some film makers would be happy if their remake got such remarks... ;)

Tinsie: Tell me about it! Choices all the time. A few hours on the loose with the camera leave me with hundreds of photos, mostly junk of course. Gah!

B Squared: And I tend to agree with you. The old one looks quite pale in comparison.

arabesque: Good to have you stopping by here as well.

Halcyon: The entire station is a little gem.

Lena Johansson: I know you have, Lena. I should have revisited that sculpture above ground as well. Ah, some other day.

Thanks all for joining us on the bench!

Jacob said...

I like this one better as it is composed in such a fashion that it leads the eye down to the center of the area...the first one leads the eye off to the left...

Colors are great!

JM said...

Well, in this case I must say I prefer the remake, or at least, the photo! :-)

Vogon Poet said...

They are rght, this one is better.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Seems we share the same compassion for public transport. Like you, the first thing I do when visiting a new city is to explore its public transport system. I believe it is a great way to mingle with locals.

Per Stromsjo said...

Not the comfiest bench around. Still, few people would sit here more than 5-10 minutes.

Jacob: Good point about leading the eye.

JM: Your vote has been counted, sir!

Vogon Poet: Maybe I should give it another year and then return to Alby to settle this...

Buenos Aires Photoblog: A great way to mingle. A bit of representative sight-seeing and lots of fun. Riding a crowded afternoon tram through the congested streets of Rome was one of my all time highlights.

Thanks all!

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