Rebecca and Eric took us ladies on a nice winter stroll through parts of Oslo yesterday!
Of course I’m always a fan of any kind of architecture, especially if there’s art incorporated with it.
We made our way to a tram station to get a little warm before we got to our next destination.
Tram number 12 took us to Frogner Park where we mainly perused around the Vigeland Installation…
…with smiles and laughs abundant of course!
Apparently, in 1921 the City of Oslo decided to demolish the house where artist Gustav Vigeland lived to build a library. After a long dispute, Vigeland was granted a new building from the city where he could work and live: in exchange, he promised to donate to the city all his subsequent works, including sculptures, drawings, engravings and models.
Vigeland moved to his new studio on Nobels gate in the borough of Frogner during 1924. During the following twenty years, he was devoted to the project of an open exhibition of his works, which later turned into Vigeland Sculpture Arrangement in Frogner Park. The installation features 212 bronze and granite sculptures all designed by Gustav Vigeland.
The sculptures culminate at the famous Monolith, with its 121 figures struggling to reach the top of said sculpture.
Completely worth the cold walk!