Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Postcard from Norway: Cycle of life, Oslo


Funny and touching at Frogner (or Vigeland) Park. Sculptor Gustav Vigeland - who designed the Nobel Peace Prize medal - filled this park with over 200 sculptures reflecting our relationships and the cycle of life.

18 comments:

William Kendall said...

That first one is very, very weird!

Norma Beishir said...

You took the words right out of my mouth...uh, keyboard!

Randy said...

Not my style but they made for good shots.

a.s.m. said...

Buenas fotos a un interesante reportaje de escultura.
Me gusta en especial la primera foto, por luz, contraste
y definición de calidad.
Un saludo, Ángel

LOLfromPasa said...

Princeton visits Oslo...so neat. Interesting bit of history here and unusual sculptures.

Peter said...

Very touching sculptures - powerful.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful sculptures of the circle of life. Great photos !
Best regards, Synnöve

llandudnopictures said...

Ah, the top image sums life up perfectly. Trying to juggle so many things, without dropping any of them... in this instance, children!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Oh my word! That first one! hahaha!

Duncan In Kuantan

Tanya Breese said...

why is he juggling those babies? i don't get it? lol...i love the second sculpture though, very touching.

N Buckles said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. London is one of my favorite cities to visit and I am hoping to go back again. Oh even though it is a sculpture, people just can not keep their hands away from the baby..

cieldequimper said...

I love that park, isn't it amazing?

Catherine said...

200 sculptures, wow! The second one is really beautiful... the first one too, but makes me a little anxious for the babies ;)

Kaya said...

I didn't know about this artist and I like him a lot. The first sculpture has so much vitality, energy. It's amazing.

And the second is... Sorrow, sadness, tenderness.

Gustav Vigeland is extremely talented. He can impress this world with his work and it's not so easy to do in this art.

LONDONLULU said...

Thanks so much everyone! Tanya - that sculpture was likely a funny commentary on the juggling act every parent must do when the kids arrive! :)

orvokki said...

In the upper figure seems to be a child-hater :)
Fun statues.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

200 sculptures! Gosh he was tres prolific wasn't he...and they're so big, I wonder how long it took him? Super shots Lulu.

JM said...

Both sculptures are fantastic but I especially like the one on top.