Stockholm Tbane

Things are okay I suppose, could be worse. Every Wednesday the grandchildren visit us here at the home. Lovable brats and their stories. Stories woven with wonder, mystery and intrigue.  Stories of lives overflowing with opportunity, opportunities from which they squeeze every last drop of well, life. Enthusiasm and optimism untarnished by age.

Exploring the Stockholm T-Bane, Sweden.

I love them, but dread their visits. Through their words, thick with emotion and passion, my own life is reflected to me. Laid out before me side by side against the life they have before them I can't shake that feeling I failed. Sure if you're comparing bank accounts then I'm rich, rich enough to afford the dubious luxury of staying in this damn home, rich enough to have someone else wipe my ass until the day I die, rotting away in this non-reclining orange-peel textured plastic chair. From my bed to this chair I'll be shuttled by a nurse until death comes for me.

"Kymlinge is Stockholm's "ghost station." It was built along with the rest of line 11 to Akalla in the early 1970s, when...

Sure I had opportunities but I never commited, I never chased my passions. I squandered my precious years with a silk noose around my neck. It was Hugo Boss if you're wondering, but nobody ever did and the label was on the back anyways. I told myself that other people could tell; that those in the know, the ones who mattered, would recognise I had taste. Maybe it worked because I climbed the ladder easily enough but it was a case of more money more problems, more money less time.

Running loose in the Stockholm T-Bane.

I was convinced that one day I'd have the time and cash to be brave, be free of the shackles and I'd set sail for foreign ports, meet foreign girls, have grand adventures like in the movies. Those children and their dreams remind me every wednesday that I've more time than ever to chase my own. All day, all week, all year in this orange chair. This mind is ready but this body is just out of steam. I can't help but wonder where's the reward I was promised for all the years grinding away, doing what I was supposed to. Is this it?

Ol' mate baby face getting into some Stockholm drainage.

It's not my fault though, I followed the rules and played it safe. How was I supposed to know? I guess adventures are just a game for the young. See you Friday morning for tea and crumpets?

About the author

Found frigid and dying in the snow by a passing missionary at the abandoned Soviet airbase in Choir, Mongolia, little dsankt never had a chance. The Dreams Foundation granted his wish to one day travel the world, thinking he'd only last a month or so. To everyone's amazement he's still going strong. When asked for comment the foundation's treasurer would only say, "The little mongrel cunt just won't fucking die, it's costing us a fortune!"

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metro   4 years ago
dsankt   4 years ago
like a navy seal.
yaz   4 years ago
shame on a ' tryna run game
tocsin_bang   4 years ago
Deeeeeeep maybe and as clearly as its not autobiographical its a clear warning that we're a long time dead so get out there and do a bit so when you do hit the orange-peel textured plastic chair at least you can look back and hopefully not have too many regrets...
dsankt   4 years ago
Certainly. It's a bit depressing to think I spent many of my early years confined by teachers to those plastic chairs, and will possibly spend my final ones similarly. Motivation to get out, kick ass and take names ;) Nice site by the way, Mines #44 looks sick.
tocsin_bang   4 years ago
Thanks for the site comment!! Maybe you will 'possibly spend my final ones similarly' but in the meantime you're tearing it up better than most.....respect ;-)
Gina   4 years ago
Absolutely beautiful, I come on here every now and again to enjoy your sick photos, this time I was so deep into the words the pictures just slipped past. Beautiful. n.b, looking back up, the pictures are pretty good too ;)
yaz   4 years ago
aw thats the cutest azn baby snapella ive ever seen
snaps   4 years ago
Ain't it just?
Art   4 years ago
Dude you rock. Any chance to see you in Melbourne, say at the upcoming CC film festival?
dsankt   4 years ago
There's a chance, but it's not far above zero... unless the clan is sponsoring plane tickets now.
Art   3 years ago
Oh well, great stuff anyway!
Zubenhakrabi   4 years ago
This is the most inspiring site on the internet to me. Doing some humble explorations myself in rural Germany, I am always stunned when reading about your adventures. How come your balls fit into these tiny subway tunnels?
dsankt   4 years ago
I've not spent much time in Germany but from my own experience if you're interested in world war two relics, both Germany and Soviet, it's a great place to be. There's also lots of mine related exploring to be done if you're in the right region. I'm sure you're finding plenty to see there. Cheers
Zubenhakrabi   4 years ago
There might be a considerable drainage system under Stuttgart, but I haven´t found a way into it yet, although chances are, that it is doable. I don´t think someone has tried it so far, since there are few explorers around.
Grah   4 years ago
nailhed   4 years ago
fuckin-a! carpe diem
nailhed   4 years ago
--pardon me...carpe NOCTEM ;)
WLIR   4 years ago
Wlir and com at the last picture....!
josefin   3 years ago
Love the site. Come to Stockholm again and I'll show you some more exciting T-bana locations.
Samson437   3 years ago
Memento mori and all that. Cheers for the inspiration.
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