The Vigeland Park – Oslo, Norway

Gustav Vigeland (11 April 1869 – 12 March 1943) was a Norwegian sculptor who also designed the Nobel Peace Prize medal.

Most sculptures in this magnificent park are placed in five units along an 850 meter long axis:
– the Main gate
– the Bridge with the Children’s playground
– the Fountain
– the Monolith plateau
– and the Wheel of Life.

It took a long time to build this park. All the sculptures in the park were modelled in clay by Gustav Vigeland. The sculptures were then carved in granite and casted in bronze.

At the park is also the Vigeland museum, the sculpture museum of Oslo. The museum is dedicated to Gustav V; taking care of the heritage of G.V and preserving it for future generations.

If you ever come to Oslo, this park should definitely be on your “to see” list. So peaceful. You can spend a whole day there. Take a walk, watch the great sculptures, have a picnic and continue.
Highly recommended :)

Here are few photos from the park, enjoy!

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A short movie about the park:

(Film made by Andrzej Kornecki (Faber Studio) for the Vigeland Museum, 2011.
Copyright: Vigeland Museum/BONO 2011)

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