Monday, July 1, 2013

My favorite spot in Oslo…

I just have to share some more of the photos I took in Vigeland Park.  We spent three days in Oslo altogether and Vigeland Park was my favorite place there.  I would like to think that if I lived there, I would go there with great frequency because I am sure I would never tire of looking at these amazing statues.

This fantastic place is the world’s largest sculpture park with works made by a single artist.  It is the life work of Gustav Vigeland.  There are more than 200 figures on display. All are naked, it is said, but one.  The one clothed figure is that of the artist.  I didn’t manage to get a photo of that one. 

  Every aspect of human emotion is present here.  These sculptures are wonderfully humane.  Some day I would love to go back and spend at least ten minutes with each one.







It was a disappointment that this magnificent fountain was not working while we were there, but if you click here, it takes you to The Vigeland Park website and you can see what it is like when it is.


7 comments:

Brian King said...

Magnificent! I wonder how long each of the pieces took to complete? A very talented sculptor for sure. Excellent subjects for black and white, too.

Mary said...

How wonderful these are. I would suely spend a lot of time here too if i could! My favorite sculpture here i think, is the one of parents with child. :)

Debbie said...

these are great barb!! beautiful statues and photography!!

Deanna said...

What a beautiful place...and I am sure all of those statues were magnificent in their beauty!!

TexWisGirl said...

very cool art work!

MEcoy said...

wow im amaze at each sculpture, it seems that they have their own stories to be told

Shaun Gibbs said...

I love that first statue. it can mean so many things. guess its upto the individual looking at it. Im glad you enjoyed your stay there.