Lonely Planet Writer

Photographer documents beautiful metro stations around the world

A talented photographer has documented some of the world’s most beautiful metro stations in a series of stunning pictures from Canada, Germany and Sweden.

Stadion, Stockholm.
Stadion, Stockholm. Image by Chris M Forsyth
Solna centrum, Stockholm.
Solna centrum, Stockholm. Image by Chris Forsyth
Marienplatz, Munich.
Marienplatz, Munich. Image by Chris Forsyth

The series is called, “The Metro Project” and showcases the travel photography of Chris Forsyth who visited different destinations all over the world to document the architecture, art and design of different metro systems.

Paracelsus-Bad, Berlin
Paracelsus-Bad, Berlin Image by Chris Forsyth
Aidenbachstraße, Munich.
Aidenbachstraße, Munich. Image by Chris Forsyth
Messe Nord/ICC, Berlin.
Messe Nord/ICC, Berlin. Image by Chris Forsyth

The project began in 2014 in Chris’ home town of Montreal after he had the idea of documenting the rail system that he took every day on his commute. Montreal features a metro network with different stations designed by unique architects, meaning that no two are alike.

Candidplatz, Munich.
Candidplatz, Munich. Image by Chris Forsyth
Lasalle, Montreal.
Lasalle, Montreal. Image by Chris Forsyth
Västra skogen, Stockholm.
Västra Skogen, Stockholm. Image by Chris Forsyth

“After exploring Montreal’s metro for a year and a half, I became obsessed with metro architecture and I decided to travel to Munich, Berlin and Stockholm. Each city had its own unique and expansive underground network. Munich’s stations are fresh and modern, Berlin offers over 100 years of different architectural styles and Stockholm’s underground includes countless hand-painted cave-like stations unlike any other metro system out there”, he told Lonely Planet News.

Stadion, Stockholm.
Stadion, Stockholm. Image by Chris Forsyth
Olympia Einkaufszentrum, Munich.
Olympia Einkaufszentrum, Munich. Image by Chris Forsyth
Brandenburger Tor, Berlin.
Brandenburger Tor, Berlin. Image by Chris Forsyth

“My goal with the project is to show how beautiful these spaces can be, and to encourage other people to appreciate the spaces around them. Shortly after beginning the project, I started #mtlmetroproject on Instagram as a way to archive my metro photos and inspire others to share how they see the metros. More recently, I began #themetroproject as an international archive of metro images.”

De l'Église, Montreal.
De l’Église, Montreal. Image by Chris Forsyth
T-Centralen, Stockholm.
T-Centralen, Stockholm. Image by Chris Forsyth
Langelier, Montreal.
Langelier, Montreal. Image by Chris Forsyth

More of Chris’ photography is available to view on his website.