Amsterdam Public Transportation Gets an Artistic Inspiration

June 22, 2010

Greenies tout that one of the best ways to help save the Environment is to utilize the public transportation system. Well, Amsterdam Metro gets this stunning makeover which should encourage riders to ride more often. Theses creative and stunning designs are truly a work of art.

Dutch design group Million Dollar Design won a competition to give a 30-year-old Amsterdam metro train a face-lift. Taking a worn-out grey background as a canvas, they transformed an old subway car into an incredible underwater world! Mermaids, sea turtles, eels, and octopuses are only a few creatures seen in this colorful fantasy. {Design Swan}

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The underwater theme is soothing relief to the concrete tubes and metal boxcars. I love how they incorporated the powerful and wonderous nature of the ocean to urban technology. What a treat for Amsterdamians and millions of travelers that visit this progressive and artistic city. Another great reason to celebrate public transpo. I am sure this will inspire other cities to revamp their metros and trains.



Susie Kim-Carberry

Susie Kim-Carberry is a professional writer who's been featured in numerous publications, both in print and online. She started as a features writer for The Bayonet Newspaper in 1997 and studied print journalism at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Media. Kim-Carberry is currently focusing on online media as a freelance writer, content producer and also serves as a site editor for Important Media. A self-confessed travel addict, her other equally important job is being a semi-crunchy mom to her two daughters. She tries to maintain a balanced life through her yoga practice and secretly dreams of being a Parisian one day.