Mind the gap, Stockholm!

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 Latitude: S Longitude: E

Subway cars in Stockholm have a funny feature: After they came to a complete stop and before opening the doors there is always a short pause of one or more seconds. I am pretty sure that this is for security reasons (just like almost everything else in this country seems to be motivated by the attempt to lead a long and safe life…). The little time-gap is just long enough to think… …one, two, three… thought(s). Constant thinking going on in this town, as the trains pull in, stop, wait, open their doors, close them and pull out again.