The traveling Birdie – episode 8. Weird sculptures in Oslo (Vigeland Installation, Norway)

It is 2015 spring and Katalin had summer school in Helsinki, so I’ve barely seen her. Luckily she didn’t mind the idea to have a weekend in Oslo. Budget flights, couchsurfing and a long weekend abroad? We didn’t need more motivation to buy our tickets.

Oslo is not a extremely interesting city, but definitely worth a visit. It is located in the Oslo fjord. The fjord is a nice, natural background to the city. The Viking Ship Museum, the Heyerdal (aka Kontiki) Museum and also the Arctic (Amundsen) Museum are worth a visit if you are interested in history or crossing seas and oceans. If you like ski jumping, you definitely will enjoy have to go to the Holmenkollen Ski Museum and ski jumping hill!

The Vigeland Installation in Frogner Park was my favourite place in the city. This is the largest park in Norway with its 45 hectares and it is famous for its sculptures and other art installations made by Gustav Vigeland. He was a famous artist, at least in Norway. He made hundreds of sculptures during the early 20th century and became a Norwegian heritage since 2009.

Probably you have noticed that Katalin and Karol didn’t take me to many museums or cultural heritage sites, but this one was special. She really likes all those emotions and ambivalent sculptures next to each other, especially on the bridge. So did I! My favourite was the monolith though. It is huge, white, 14 meter high column with over 100 human figures on it. You should check it out too!

– Birdie –


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