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Put it on the Bucket List: the Vigeland Park

The Vigeland Park in Oslo is an amazing place with over 200 human-sized sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron. It is without a doubt one of the more popular tourist-destinations in Norway and best of all? Entry is free all year long. It is the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist, Gustav Vigeland. The main completion of the park was done between 1939 - 1949. Below you can see the Monolith which is an incredible 14 meter high sculpture featuring 36 people. Amazingly it was created from a single piece of granite and the theme is the cycle of life.
Growing up we would visit the Vigeland Park every summer with my family and it was always so much fun. My brother and I would go for a swim in the fountain to cool off from the hot Norwegian summer. About a year ago Mike and I went to Norway and we simply had to stop by the Vigeland Park with my BFF Linn. This picture was taken on one of those special spring-days when the sky is blue and the sun is nice and warm.
The angry boy is one of the most popular sculptures in the park. 
Every year we went I would be photographed in the embrace of one of the male sculptures, and it used to be the perfect fit.
A few years later it was still a good fit.
Now it was time to see if I could still fit inside the sculpture. I was pretty sceptical.
I had good reason to be suspicious, it was just not going to happen.
Mike joined the sculpture-fight.
This is one of those amazing places that I think everyone should see. I think it is so incredible that Gustav Vigeland created all these sculptures and his legacy will live forever.

Have you been to the Vigeland Park? Would you like to go? What's on your bucket list?

xx

Update: Someone got busy on the weekend painting the Angry Boy. Now he is Super Angry.



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