Friday, June 22, 2018

Out of the Jurisdiction: Oslo, Day Two

Staying across the street from the National Theater.

The Holmenkollen ski jump on a mountainside outside the city is
a dizzying sight for someone like me who doesn't like heights.

The nearby Holmenkollen Hotel is a spectacular example of vernacular Norwegian architecture.

Vigeland Park is set within the much larger Frogner Park.  It is chock full of 20 years worth of statuary by Norway's greatest sculptor, Gustav Vigeland.  Vigeland made an arrangement with the city to give all his work from 1924 to 1943 in exchange for studio space and financial support.

Back downtown, the Nobel Peace Museum had exhibitions about banning nuclear weapons
and the implications of a celebrity-crazed, hedonistic, materialistic culture.

My day ended with a gift from nature, a rainbow over Karl Johans Gate.


Sharon said...

These are all great photos but oh my, that last shot is very special.

RedPat said...

That sculpture park looks fabulous! it looks like it is cold judging by the clothing being worn by the people in your pics!

William Kendall said...

Amazing architecture, but it's that ski jump that really makes an impression!

Bill said...

Vigeland Park is beautiful, I was there twenty years ago and enjoyed it. The ski jump is pretty impressive, thank goodness I don't ski.

Taken For Granted said...

Great collection of photos. Thanks. Especially like your rainbow. Did not know about this sculptor before. Will have to look him up.