Posted by: danielfee | August 27, 2013

Travel Photo of the Day 08-27-2013

Frogner Park (aka Vigeland Park) - Oslo, Norway

Frogner Park (aka Vigeland Park) – Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture

Vigeland Sculpture

Vigeland Sculpture

Vigeland Sculpture

Frogner Park, also know as Vigeland Park because it contains the lifetime works of Norway’s greatest sculptor Gustav Vigeland, is a 75 acre park near downtown Oslo.  The City of Oslo bought the property in 1896 to secure space for further urban development. However, the municipal government decided around 1900 to make a park for recreation and sports. In 1921 Vigeland struck a deal with the city that provided him with a studio and state support, and for the next 20 years he created 192 bronze and granite statues, with more than 600 unique nude figures. Frogner Park is a short ride on the T-bane from downtown Oslo. The park is always open and free. The top photo is of the obelisk of nude figures at the far end of the park. The next two are a couple of the bronze sculptures that can be found throughout the park

 

 


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  1. It is nice to see the park in summer. I was there at New Year with light snow. Either season, it is a fascinating place.

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