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Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park, Oslo


Whilst in Oslo we were lucky enough to be staying in a gorgeous little Airbnb apartment just a stones throw away from Frogner, the city’s largest park.

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I will admit that being winter it was a little chilly to wander around the 80 acres, however, within this expansive outdoor space was Vigelandsparken the worlds largest sculpture park: a space exhibiting 212 bronze, granite and wrought irons works donated to the city by the sculptor Gustav Vigeland.

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The artist dedicated much of his life to creating the statues which were a visual representation of the human condition. The centre piece of the collection was called The Monolith -a 14 meter pillar surrounded by 121 humans which masterfully captured many aspects of a human’s life cycle.

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Vigeland did not only forge the sculptures but also designed the layout of the park itself which was first opened to the public in 1940, three years before his death. Although the park has been around for 75 years it is still hugely popular with locals and tourists alike, even in minus temperatures.

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I am in no way an art critic so I thought I would take you on a tour of my favourite pieces in pictures instead.

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  1. […] walked for miles in Oslo, starting out in the spectacular Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park then into the city centre, which was clean modern and a shopper’s […]

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