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Gustav Vigeland’s birthday

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Gustav Vigeland sculpture in Frogner Park

Born on this day 145 years ago (April 11, 1869), Gustav Vigeland created the numerous sculptures that can be found in Oslo’s wonderful Frognerparken.

Frogner Park

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Frogner Park (Frognerparken) is one of the most interesting parks I have ever visited. Luckily I’ve had the chance twice. The first time this view wasn’t as nice as the church in the background was undergoing repairs and was covered in scaffolding. Three years later (last summer) the scene looked better. Little did anyone know at the time, less than a week later lovely and peaceful Oslo would turn into chaos with the terrorist attacks launched by Anders Behring Breivik.

Frogner Park Fountain (Frognerparken Fontenen)

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Gustav Vigeland's fountain in Frogner Park

The fountain in Frogner Park was perhaps the first item of Vigeland to be created for the park. Made of bronze, the reliefs and statues have a “from death comes life” theme.

Frognerparken / Vigeland Sculpture Park (Oslo part 3 of 4)

Vigeland Sculpture Park inside Frogner Park lived up to the hype and recommendations (and then some). Everything about the place is amazing. The clouds put on a show while we there as well. The only thing that detracted from the magic of Frognerparken and Vigelandsparken within it were the number of tourists. If you are spending the night in Oslo I recommend visiting this place before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m. when all the cruise ship tourists are gone.

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