Bandhagen

Here are some scenes from the Tunnelbana station at Bandhagen.


The art installed at this location includes a gigantic measuring tape which bends through the entire station, from the outer sidewalk in front of the station all the way to the boarding platform.


The station was built on one of the green lines in 1952, between the central city and Hagsätra, where my first apartment with the crazy Dutchman was.


The ruler installation was designed by Fredy Fraek and added to the station in 1983.


The sculpture also includes a carved boulder of sandstone that weighs 19 tons and is wrapped by the ruler.


These photos were taken Saturday morning at about 5:00 am, while I was doing the “walk of shame” – that’s when you’re coming home from partying while people are going to work. This was the morning after the all-night Midsommar rager.


As you can see, it’s more of a ruler-style sculpture and not actually accurate for measuring anything. The numbers are not equidistant (yes, English also has some cool, efficient words).

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