Posted by: danielfee | March 30, 2014

Weekly Travel Theme: Statues 03-30-2014

If you like statues, then make your way to Oslo, Norway. You will find many statues around downtown but you will hit the jackpot if you go to, also know as Vigeland Park because it contains the lifetime works of Norway’s greatest sculptor Gustav Vigeland. It is a 75 acre park located near downtown Oslo and is a short ride on the T-bane from downtown.  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. The park is always open and free.

 

 Frogner Park

Frogner Park

 

 

 

Vigeland Sculpture & Fountain

Vigeland Sculpture & Fountain

Vigeland Sculpture Fountain

Vigeland Sculpture & Fountain

Vigeland Sculpture

Vigeland SculptureVigeland Sculpture

Vigeland Sculpture

Vigeland Sculpture

Vigeland Sculpture

Vigeland Sculpture

Vigeland Sculpture

Vigeland Sculpture

Vigeland Sculpture

Vigeland Sculpture


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