The metro is one of the fastest means of road transportation there is and usually, those who take the subway want to get from point A to point B in the easiest, cheapest and fastest way possible. Metro passengers usually have no time to spare so understandably they do not want sit down and wonder about how the floor tiles are so vibrant or why the light is so bright.  Chris M. Forsyth was no ordinary passenger, however. The artist instead decided to launch a photography project, “The Metro“, dedicated to capturing the beauty of architecture and design most passengers miss.

For the project, Forsyth visited cities across the world such as Berlin, Munich, Stockholm and Montreal. On his visits, the photographer took pictures of the most striking stations including Stadion metro station,  Richard-Wagner-Platz subway, Olympia Einkaufszentrum, Solna centrum, Marienplatz, Jean-Talon, Assomption, Rathaus Steglitz and Lasalle.

Several cities have taken initiative in turning their popular metro stations into art galleries. One of these cities Naples, in Italy, where the city commissioned famous artists, designers and architects to transform the walls and ceilings of 13  stations into beautiful art pieces dominated by shades of blue and whites. In Moscow, Komsomolskaya metro station is known for its yellow ceiling and elegant, old-school chandeliers. Although these stations were not captured by the Forsyth, they remain on top of every list that tackles the beauty of the subway stations.

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Richard-Wagner-Platz, Berlin

Stadion, Stockholm

Stadion, Stockholm

Champ-de-Mars, Montreal

Champ-de-Mars, Montreal

Stadion, Stockholm

Stadion, Stockholm

Olympia Einkaufszentrum, Munich

Olympia Einkaufszentrum, Munich

Solna centrum, Stockholm

Solna centrum, Stockholm

T-Centralen, Stockholm

T-Centralen, Stockholm

Plamondon, Montreal

Plamondon, Montreal

All photos were obtained from Chris M. Forsyth’s  official website. 

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