Vigeland Park: Oslo

One of my favorite stops on my recent trip was a visit to Vigeland Park in Oslo. This 80 acre sculpture park contains 212 statues by Gustav Viegland.

Here is an overview shot of part of the park:

On the bridge of the park there are 58 bronze sculptures representing various stages of life. Here are a few of my favorites:


Motherhood


Childhoood


Adolescence


Lust


Love

The park ends with one final sculpture: The Wheel of Life. From the park’s website, “The wheel is a symbol of eternity and is here executed as a garland of women, children and men holding on to each other. In a sense, this sculpture sums up the dramatic theme of the entire park: Man’s journey from cradle to grave, through happiness and grief, through fantasy, hope and wishes of eternity.”

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