Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Vigeland Park, Norway


For a while Gregg has been saying I need to get more photos on here from our trip last year.  He's right of course.  I shared quite a lot at the time but it's been almost a year since we were in Norway, and I still have a lot more photos to share.  So, that being said, today we will go back to Vigelund Park in Oslo.


At this site here you will read that Vigelund Park is the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist.  It is one of Norway's most popular tourist attractions, is a gorgeous place to walk around, and the sculptures go on forever.  















There is also a Vigeland Museum just over the road, where you can see original castings done of these sculptures and learn about the artist himself. That is also worth a visit.  Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) is the artist and is a very important man in Norwegian art history.  I'll be sharing photos of the museum another day.  In the meantime I hope you'll enjoy the sights and scenes that we saw around the park.



















































31 comments:

Linda said...

Denise, your photos are captivating! I love it that the seagulls are obviously enjoying that fountain! I have always loved the water...ocean, fountains, waterfalls! I can almost hear and smell the water in your fountain photos!

Ginny said...

These sculptures are just amazing! I love the tower on at the top of the stairs, and the way they are showcasing it. And how you have centered people in certain parts of the window etching. The fountain is really magnificent! Oh my, how could you have kept these wonderful things from us for so long...

Cloudia said...

What heroic sculptures






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Weekend-Windup said...

Beautiful pictures!

Valerie said...

I enjoyed visiting Norway, so much to see there. I love the statues you showed us.

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, Denise. The sculpture park is awesome. So many beautiful sculptures, beautiful sights to see. Lovely photos from your trip! Have a happy day!

Elephant's Child said...

What a stunning place to visit - thank you.

Gill - That British Woman said...

The photo of the little one holding his tummy is just so perfect Denise.

Sandra said...

they are amazing, you were in snap happy sculpture heaven.. i would has so many photos i could never show them all... a place i would love to visit.

Sandra said...

I love the one of the metal cutout showing sculpture through it. my favorite

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

The sculpture of the figures holding up the water bowl is particularly impressive, although if I were them I'd be fed up with the black backed gulls adding to the weight!

ladyfi said...

What an amazing park! Your photos are great.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! what an amazing place! some sculptures are wonderful and whimsical. some are quite eerie. but the whole place is WOW!

EG CameraGirl said...

Norway is a place I'd LOVE to visit!!

Wandering Wren said...

What a wonderful sculpture park, your cascading water photos are great. It is easy to see why this might be one of Norway's most popular tourist attractions. I have enjoyed my visit with you today and who knows would be good to go in person one day!
Wren x

Linda Kay said...

Denise, wonderful travel photos. The sculptures are great and fun with all the little cherubs.

llandudnopictures said...

Incredible looking sculptures... and clearly a very popular place!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Hi Denise,
Thanks for taking us to Norway!
What a lovely series of photos; with statues, fountains and people - thoroughly enjoyed this visit.
Havea Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Adam said...

very unique statues

Hannah said...

What a fantastic sculpture garden! Vigelund must have been a very energetic person. I especially like the tree/people sculptures by the fountain. I'm trying to imagine that in my back yard. Yes!!

William Kendall said...

What a wonderful place to take in! I can see why it brings in so many visitors.

carolann said...

Very interesting. A wow!

I enjoyed all.

Stephanie said...

Fascinating place with beautiful sculptures, water fountain and scenery.

Susan said...

An amazing collection of sculptures Denise. I particularly like the one of the children having a piggy back ride on Mum's back.
No wonder you have a lot of photos ... where to stop, when there's all this to see!! :D)

Barbara Rogers said...

I'm amazed and thrilled to see this art. Somehow I never heard of him, and yet he was very prolific and quite good (IMHO). My art history classes had a big gaping hole in sculptors. I'll try to learn more about him. Thanks for sharing, and I'm glad you dug out the trip pics.

Kay said...

What gorgeous sculptures, Denise. That is such an awesome place to visit! Wow!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous photos, Denise! The park is an amazing place to visit. I've been there twice.

Marie C said...

Absolutely stunning photos! Your trip to Norway must have been so magical! This sculpture park is amazing, and I loved seeing your wonderful photos! Also loved the water fountains!

Katharine A said...

That's quite a park. Something quite profound about all the sculpture having human form, especially the babies. The column of bodies looks amazing. I'd never heard of Gustav Vigeland before now.

gigihawaii said...

Nice photos of the sculptures in Norway. I probably will never visit Norway, so these photos are priceless.

SeagullSuzie said...

Oh somewhere I've never been, thanks for the trip-looks fantastic.