John and I went to Oslo, the capital of Norway, for a couple of days at the end of August 2014.
The highlight of our trip was Vigeland Sculpture Park in Frogner Park.
This unique sculpture park showcases Gustav Vigeland’s work with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron.
As you enter through the main gate you’ll see The Bridge, The Fountain, and The Monolith Plateau.
The Bridge is lined with 58 bronze sculptures.
The most popular is Sinnataggen, the little Angry Boy.
The Fountain has 20 tree groups that were all modeled between 1906 and 1914.
The Fountain portrays the life of man, from cradle to grave.
The bronze plaques along the side of the fountain pool shows the eternal life cycle of mankind.
Next you’ll come to the Monolith Plateau with 36 granite figure groups.
Like The Fountain, the theme is the cycle of life:
And Man is depicted in a variety of human situations and relationships.
The Monolith was carved from one single granite block, hence the name — mono: one, litho: stone.
The figural part has 121 entwined human figures struggling to climb upwards.
Some have interpreted this to be Man’s longing and yearning for the spiritual and divine.
Vigeland Sculpture Park is a must when visiting Oslo.
For more information on how to get there, click HERE.