Our first stop upon arrival at Oslo was to visit the Frogner Park. It is a beautiful park in Oslo, Norway where the world-famous Vigeland Park (Vigelandsparken) is located. The sculpture park is filled with 192 bronze and granite sculptures created by Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) who worked on the park for 19 years from 1924 till his death in 1943.
Admission is free and opens everyday. It is especially popular during summer for picnics or barbecues, or playing among the famous sculptures. According to the Visit Norway official website, Vigeland modelled all his sculptures in full size without any assistance of any pupils or other artists. He also designed the architecture setting and the layout of the grounds with their far-stretching lawns and long straight avenues bordered with maple trees. Our local tour guide also provided us with lots of information about the sculptor himself (e.g. he dedicated his whole life to creating the sculptures and chose not to get married) as well as the meanings behind his sculptures.
Here’s a glimpse of some of the beautiful sculptures in the park……
I must say that we enjoyed an educational and “eye-popping” tour at this sculpture park. 🙂 Do visit this park if you go to Oslo, Norway one day.
For more information on the Vigeland Park, do visit its official website at http://www.vigeland.museum.no/en/vigeland-park/visiting-information.