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Gustav Vigeland with hammer and chisel in hand. Artist of all pieces...

Woman fighting evil

Woman giving into evil. There is also statues of men fighting and...

The Monolith. Vigelund sculpted everything in this garden the city dedicated to...

Bronze sculptures along the walkway to the Monolith. They are all nude....

Two young boys looking up at the airplanes of World War II....

Happy boys. Vigeland didn't name his figures. He wanted the people to...

Man and woman in the cycle of life.

He didn't need to name this one. Everyone knows its The Angry...

The girl isn't as popular

Is this a happy woman or is she tearing her hair out?

Men holding up the fountain of life. Each one is doing it...

Bronze figures depicting the cycle of life-birth, marriage, children, death. We didn't...

Death

Monolith. People climbing over other people to get to the top. To...

Looking back at the park from the Monolith

Another display of the cycle of life, in stone this time. Family.

Motherhood.

Grandparenting

Young girls looking inward.

Young girls looking outward.

Boys fighting.

Boys/men in contemplation.

Love? Sympathy? Saying goodbye?

Man and woman getting older

The Kon Tiki Museum. Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl proved early civilizations could...

This is his boat made of balsam wood that he used to...

His kitchen. He got all of his supplies from the US Navy.

Supplies.

Note his typewriter.

A picture of his departure.

The "Ra". His attempt to sail across the ocean in a plant...

We sailed back to our hotel on a very small ferry boat.


We started another day with another great breakfast buffet!!

Our bus took us to the Vigeland Park where there are 58 bronze figures sculpted by Gustav Vigeland. They are a general study of the human form, since they are all nude. Many deal with the relationships between people. There is a circular statue of a man and woman going round and round - perhaps the eternal attraction and love between the sexes. But directly opposite, another circle feels like a prison, with no refuge. Most capture the joys of life! And it was a sunny day, so many people were out enjoying the park.

There is also a rose garden at the base of a Monolith The Monolith is surrounded by 36 granite groups-continuing Vigeland's cycle-of-life motif.

Our bus drove us to the area of the city where many museums deal with the Vikings and exploration by Norwegians. We visited the Viking Museum last time so we went to the Kon Tiki Museum. When I was young, I read the book Thor Heyerdahl wrote about his trip across the Atlantic Ocean in his balsam boat he named Kon Tiki. Very interesting.

We took the small passenger ferry back across the water to our hotel.

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