Vigeland Park is one if Norway's most popular attractions. We were fortunate
enough to have this living work of art just a few short blocks from where we were staying.
In total, there were 212 sculptures in bronze, granite, and wrought-iron, all by
Gustav Vigeland, throughout the park. Unfortunately, because of technical
limitations, I can share only these few on this site.
When asked on a
later train ride what inspired me most about Vigland's sculpture, I explained: "The
strong message and/or emotion each work is so powerfully able to convey, yet with absolute
simplicity in facial expressions and lack of detail in the rest of the body." I
have never seen anything like it. Absolutely inspiring.