Freezing sculptures

Vigeland Park

We decided to start our exploration of Oslo by walking from home to Frognerparken – a trip of just under 30 minutes along quiet back roads. We then spent a while wandering amongst the sculptures in Vigeland Park and watching the ducks skating around on the frozen water. The latter is indication of how cold it was and before long we marched on quickly in to the city centre and then got the T-bane back home. Emma was fine in her nice new down suit but the rest of us are going to have to learn to dress a bit more warmly!

2 Responses to “Freezing sculptures”

  1. Neil Broderick says:

    Dave,
    just what is that statue celebrating? It looks like quite a amazing piece of sculpture.

    cheers,
    Neil

  2. Dave says:

    At 14 metres high and having taken the same number of years to be complete it is certainly something. As far as I know, it wasn’t built to celebrate anything other than the talents of the sculptor himself (Gustav Vigeland). If Wikipedia is to be believed then the figures are meant to represent “man’s desire to become closer with the spiritual and divine”.

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