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2010-05-06

quiet point in Duvbo


The subway can be an awfully noisy place. It can also be surprisingly quiet. Here's a tranquil moment in Duvbo Station when rush hour is over, the next train is a few minutes away, the escalators have stopped and... silence...

Tunnelbana Duvbo, Sundbyberg (map) 16 April 2010  

17 comments:

Claes said...

Ett vackert perspektivfoto.
Det röda är viktigt.
Vilka snygga stationer vi har i Stockholm.

Luis Gomez said...

Great composition. Love it!

VP said...

Nice symmetric shot of really quiet subway.

cieldequimper said...

I like the escalators that stop. There aren't that many around.

Svenske Floyd said...

A successful Duvbo shot after all!

Andreea said...

Great photo, I like its symmetry also its colors.

Halcyon said...

Ahhh, the sweet sound!

Can you send some over here? :)

Per Stromsjo said...

Sometimes, it is suggested that the colour red increases our perceived level of stres. Be that as it may, hanging around with a camera for an hour or two I found this station quite pleasant.

Claes/Lena: Så sant, den ena pärlan efter den andra.

Luis Gomez: Symmetry can seize the imagination...

VP: There were another couple of commuters waiting around, who chose to position themselves behind the photographer... :)

cieldequimper: I guess there's a timer. When noone has entered the escalator for a couple of minutes, it'll take a break.

Svenske Floyd: Affirmative!

Andreea: Thanks.

Halcyon: I do have quite a few recordings of subway noise... :)

Thanks all for commenting today.

Jacob said...

I really like this shot but I'm not sure why...it's a bit surreal and looks kinda lonely, yet peaceful at the same time.

arabesque said...

i like the sound of silence esp. on a busy and noisy week, but not too much. ^0^
a gr8 perspective and magnificent shot!

Andrea Gerak said...

a rare moment indeed... well done!

Steffe said...

This is a good one. Great perspective.

JM said...

Your subway perspectives always surprise me. This is great!

Alexander said...

Lovely perspective there. The angle of the shot was well planned with it too!

Alexander
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Per Stromsjo said...

Fire hydrants come in handy once in a while. In this case, as a makeshift tripod.

Jacob: Spot on. Lonesome in a mass transit system.

arabesque: It's only for a few minutes - at the very most.

Andrea Gerak: Appreciate that.

Steffe: Unfortunately, many modern stations don't have this "traditional" one-platform design.

JM: Thanks. I'd like to let you and your camera loose down here for a while too!

Alexander: As usual, I was aiming for something slightly different. More on that some other day.

Many thanks, everyone.

Tinsie said...

I can almost hear the silence when looking at this photo. Weird :-)

Per Stromsjo said...

How 'bout that for a film title? The Silence of the Commuters...

Nah, on second thought maybe not. Thanks, Tinsie.

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