Norway
Vigeland Sculpture Park

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7 travelers at this place:

  • Day16

    Oslo, Norway pt II

    May 18, 2016 in Norway

    Day 15:

    Today we had our morning coffee at this crafty place called Tim Wendelboe. Hands down, best coffee either of us has EVER had. Then we had a long wander to Vigeland Park. They call it the sculpture park and its filled with over 200 sculptures in bronze, granite, and wrought iron. On the way, we checked out the Royal Palace. They gave us mixed signals... on the signs it invited us to walk on the grass and even hug trees, but there were guards all over wielding some serious rifles. We're pretty sure the royal family was still there from yesterday, so that's pretty cool.

    We finally made it to Vigeland Park, and it was massive. Sculptures, trees, lawns, flowers, geese, a couple busses of asians, and penises. Lots of penises. At risk of triggering your dirty minds... the sculptures were all so detailed. Facial expressions, muscles, veins in the arms, hair... it was crazy. And to think, all of them were made by the same person, in so many different media!

    Tomorrow we leave early for the West Coast!
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  • Day68

    Vigeland park 1

    August 27, 2017 in Norway

    Vigeland was a sculptor who spent most of his working life on this park, which, even absent the art, is a beautiful place. I have divided this into 3 posts because there is just too much here, and even this hardly does it justice. First is the bridge, then the fountain and then the central sculpture. All of this depicts human life and emotion in ways I haven't seen before. Probably the most iconic on the bridge is the terrible twos.Read more

  • Day68

    Vigeland park 3

    August 27, 2017 in Norway

    Now for the main sculpture. Done in granite. First is the ironwork gate. There is one on all 4 sides, each different. There are about 40 or individual sculptures around the central carved column. (I'm tempted to call it an obelisk.) This work is certainly about the human form, but just as much about life and emotion. Needless to say, I was quite taken by this park.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Vigeland Sculpture Park, Vigelandsanlegget

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