Elefanten - operations bunker, Stockholm
Sweden is littered with operations centres, bomb shelters and hidden secrets. Because of Sweden's proximity to Russia, precautions were taken in the 1960s and 70s to prepare for a nuclear war. The Elefanten ("The Elephant") operations center was constructed in northern Stockholm and was ready to be used in 1977. Primarily, it was to be used by the civil defense. It has a twin operations center in the south of Stockholm called Vargen ("The Wolf").

Naturally, the Elefanten operations center was never used, and so with its filtered air and sheltered location, it today stands testimony to the designs, psychology, colours and mechanics of Cold War era Sweden.

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