Stories of Metro

This project is about the stories behind some metro stations, and it's illustrated through my personal experience at those stations.

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Liceu Station (Barcelona)

Liceu is one of my favorite metro stations in Barcelona, but it was not until recently that I realized the connection between its wall decoration and La Rambla. Those leaves are from London Plane trees, which frame the space of La Rambla street. I’m trying to bring sunlight with the green wash into the underground part.

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Concorde Station (Paris)

Concorde station is famous for its decoration by Françoise Schein: the walls are covered with “Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen”. Ezra Pound was inspired by it and published his poem “in a station of the metro”, which was considered as the first Haiku in English. And I’m inspired by both of them: the intense feeling when standing in the station, the equation, the moment when letters pop up from those endless French words.

In a Station of the Metro

The apparition of these faces in the crowd:

Petals on a wet, black bough.

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Toledo Station (Naples)

I’ve been wondering why there’s a hole in the ceiling, maybe it’s a metro corridor from the starry sky?