The Vigeland Sculpture Park

Supposedly going to Henie Onstad, but ended up sightseeing the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo.

Me and my friend Inga had a great plan to catch the free tourist bus out of Oslo city and visit the Henie Onstad Center of Art. Inga had taken the bus before and advised me it would pull into the parking lot in front of the Vigeland Park, so we waited at the gates for over an hour.  When the bus finally came and saw us I got up in a hurry to walk towards it, but Inga slowed me down on purpose so we wouldn’t look like ”idiots” running for it since it was pulling into the parking lot anyways. So I started walking slowly, which must have looked even more stupid since I was jogging  towards it at first. The bus driver looked at us and drove straight past us, without pulling into the parking lot. Change of plans…

Screaming Child Vigeland Park Oslo

Screaming Child, now with a golden hand

The Vigeland Park

When I was a receptionist at a hotel in Oslo I would always recommend this particular sculpture park as an attraction not-to-miss. You can see pretty attractions almost anywhere else in the world today, but these sculptures by Gustav Vigeland found in the Vigeland Park are not what I would caracterize as “pretty”. They are interesting, well crafted and different. They represent the artist’s unique style and they show no fear, only boldness. The Vigeland Park is one of Norway’s most popular tourist attractions, rightfully so in my opinion.

Vigeland Sculpture Park Oslo

Greenery

Vigeland Sculpture Park Oslo

View from the entrance

Vigeland Sculpture Park Oslo

Dad with children

Vigeland Sculpture Park Oslo

Holding out a child

Vigeland Sculpture Park Oslo

Sculptures @ Vigeland

Vigeland Sculpture Park Oslo

Flowers and greenery

Vigeland Sculpture Park Oslo

View from the entrance

Vigeland Sculpture Park Oslo

Hands up in the air

Vigeland Sculpture Park Oslo

Small lake makes the park even more attractive

Vigeland Sculpture Park Oslo

Vigeland’s Lady Gaga

Vigeland Sculpture Park Oslo

Fountain @ Vigeland

Vigeland Sculpture Park Oslo

Fountain @ Vigeland

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