Saltsjöbanan, Slussen


Noone walks all the way to the end of the platform at Saltsjöbanan, the eastbound train that starts from Slussen. The trains don´t reach all the way back here, and there is a big broad pillar in the way, and lots of pigeons swooping around above you, so this is a lonely, almost abandoned part of Slussen. The corrugated sheetmetal facade is wobbly, and looks like someone kicked it in anger here and there. The double doors don´t have handles anymore, and the window wall above is marked by years of rain, wind and rust.

But still. If you sit right near the edge of the platform you get this very cool perspective down the short tunnel, where you can see part of the beautiful construction that shows through here and there around Slussen. This is where the trains come in and leave on the same track, like they have done since 1936.

21,5 x 14,5 cm, PITT artist pen and watercolours (with vodka mixed in the water, because of the cold), on Stillman & Birn Alpha series sketchbook page.

6 Responses to “Saltsjöbanan, Slussen”

  1. Monika says:

    Very cool! And it makes such a difference to see sketches from places you have been to. Or go to places you have only seen in sketches before!

  2. Superb sketch Nina, wonderful perspective.

  3. Erik says:

    I like the realness of the coloring.

  4. Isa says:

    Oui toujours une grosse performance pour les perspectives et puis là, je trouve que tes couleurs sont vraiment superbes, tu restes dans les tons foncés dans la partie gauche et tout cela reste très lisible, vraiment chapeau ! Surtout sur un si petit format.
    Et là je suis sûre que la vodka n’y est pour rien :)

  5. Susan says:

    Nina, As usual you find such beauty in seemingly mundane or forgotten places. Lovely subtle colours.

  6. Yes very cool angle and drawing.

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