Posted by: danielfee | May 27, 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist 05-27-14

 

Obelisk - Frogner Park

Monolith – Frogner Park, Oslo 

 The Monolith is at the highest point in Frogner Park in Oslo, Norway. It is the park’s most popular attraction, which towers 46.32 feet high and is composed of 121 human figures rising towards the sky, and was fabricated from one (mono) solid piece of stone (lith). Construction of the massive monument began in 1924 when Gustav Vigeland himself modeled it out of clay in his studio in Frogner. In the autumn of 1927 a block of granite weighing several hundred tons was delivered to the park from a stone quarry. It was erected a year later and a wooden shed was built around it to keep out the elements. It took 3 stone carvers 14 years to accomplish. On the Christmas of 1944 the public was allowed to admire The Monolith for the first time. This is meant to represent man’s desire to become closer with the spiritual and divine. The twisting human figures is meant to portray a feeling of togetherness as the human figures embrace one another as they are carried toward salvation.


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  1. This is fabulous! Beautiful and freaky all at the same time.

  2. […] Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist 05-27-14 […]


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