Skulking underground



What to do on our last day in Stockholm?

Since it was still hot we decided on a tour of the underground to examine the extensive public artwork for which the stations are renowned. It was delightfully cool, especially in the deeper sections.

Hewn out of the stable granite and gneiss bedrock of the city, many of the newer stations expose the bare walls and the concourses are huge caverns. Many of the stations have been artistically themed. We overstayed our 75 minute metro tickets but nobody seemed to mind.

We started and ended the day swimming at the bathing area in the lake on the southern shores of Södermalm. It was crowded in the evening but quiet early in the morning. There are summer stalls set up for eating and drinking and playing boules. They were doing a brisk business.


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