Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vigeland Park, Oslo, Norway

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Vigeland is one of Norway's best known artists and created the 200 awesome sculptures which adorn this beautiful park.



The peaceful layout of the park, which is located in downtown Oslo and is easily accesible by bus and tram. Vigeland worked on the park for over two decades until his death in 1943.



Vigeland's statues are known for their realistic shaping, their humanistic qualities and sexual connotations.



His sculptures showed the real side of humanity, and embraced forms of all sizes, all ages and all emotions.



Whether it be a a exuberant mother, joyfully raising her child to the sky...



Or a father trying to juggle his children...



All of his statues evoke movement, fluidity and strength.



Even on a heavy, rainy day, the beauty and splendor of Vigeland's artwork comes shining through.


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18 said they wanna go too:

Blogger Expat Traveler wanderlusted...

i'm curious to know which month you visited...

8:15 AM  
Blogger Wanderlusting wanderlusted...

I went in the 1st two weeks of May. It was warm and sunny up North near Trondhiem, where my dad's home village is near, but down in Oslo it was pissing down the whole time.

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous wanderlusted...

I've been there - the sculptures are beautiful, I notice different things each time. Your photos were great, there were some sculptures I don't remember seeing, either!

10:56 PM  
Blogger sarah wanderlusted...

my blog macaroni club is doing an amazing giveaway tomorrow that i'd love for you to sign up for! jewelry designer leah sakellarides has made a custom macaroni club necklace which is SO beautiful, and she's super sweet to be giving one away! please come visit me, and if you like the piece you can sign up for a chance to win it!
xo.... sarah

3:43 PM  
Blogger Mademoiselle Frou-Frou wanderlusted...

ahem, that top picture got me wondering just how large that sculpture is! but now i realize it's just the camera's perspective!
xox

9:04 PM  
Blogger Adela wanderlusted...

that fountain is so pretty!

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8:25 AM  
Blogger Miss Eve wanderlusted...

Oh yes I love this park...My boyfriend is from Norway, and I lived in Norway for 4 years. Lovely place.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Phone with a Cord wanderlusted...

wow these are great. great post!

8:32 PM  
Blogger freeTEYme wanderlusted...

yes, i want to go! yes, i'm curious too, what month was this?

12:43 PM  
Blogger ...love Maegan wanderlusted...

HHHHHHHHaaaaaaaa!!!! I LAUGHED OUT LOUD AT THE FIRST PHOTO!!!!

it's great. so great. you don't notice at first..lol!

1:30 PM  
Blogger Rosanna wanderlusted...

i would LOVE to go to norway!!!

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8:58 PM  
Blogger The Queen of Hearts wanderlusted...

Yeah, I concur. After these pictures, I definitely would like an opportunity to check out Norway!!!

5:18 PM  
Blogger hrose wanderlusted...

these pictures are so cool and what a stunning location.

and that first photo... HAHAHAHA> :)

10:37 PM  
Blogger the yellow elephant wanderlusted...

OMG! I was there on friday! but then it was sunny and a lot of people enjoying the good weather.. you must come here durin summer, it's best at that time of year..
xx

1:01 PM  
Blogger Ashita wanderlusted...

hahah the first picture is hilarious!
the architecture and sculptures are astounding!

:)

4:37 PM  
Blogger Eden wanderlusted...

first time in visiting your blog and it is incredible. thanks for these 1st hand insight in these remarkable places. wow.. im so jealous that you get to travel a lot. i definitely will visit for more of these beautiful places. i hope to visit them someday myself.

much love

eden
http://chicinthetropics.blogspot.com

8:28 AM  
Blogger Wanderlusting wanderlusted...

Actually for all those who asked, these pictures were taken during the first week of May :)

11:37 AM  
Blogger Bradpetehoops wanderlusted...

Yes it is really uneven in shape (the men thing). Awesome place of sculptors park. Simply amazing. Have a nice day.

10:08 PM  

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