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  • The Stockholm metro system has seven lines. Most of them goes mainly above ground, except when they pass the inner city areas. But two of the lines goes under ground the whole way. Those lines are also different in their architecture. The tunnels and the stations are very cave-like. They have kept the rough uneven look of the walls, and painted them with different colors and themes.

    I hadn't really thought of this as being particularly cool. And I hadn't reflected over the fact that my son had never seen those lines. We travel mostly on the other ones.

    But when we descended into the station of the blue line at Fridhemsplan, the kid freaked out of joy: It's a cave! Mom! We're in a cave! A cave! Awesome! I played along with his excitement, getting caught up in it.

    It was really quite an obnoxious behavior, to go oohing and aahing and pointing, like the common subway is some kind of exotic expedition. But fun. He thought that we were in a cave. And I pretended to myself that we were rich, and had never seen public transport before.
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