Vigeland Sculpture Park is a representation of the human condition through the medium of sculpture. It's 212 pieces of granite, bronze and wrought iron are placed in a meaningful collection of groupings over an 80 acre designed landscape. This is a monumental creation which culminated with the completion of the park in 1950. Enter the Art Nuevo Main Gate which is consrtucted of wrought iron and granite and leads to a bridge. The bridge is lined with full life sculptures of men, women and children depicting the various emotional, psychological and social experiences of life. The "Angry Little Boy" being an example. From the bridge continue to the Fountain where 20 groupings of figures reside under the tree of life. It is man's journey from cradle to grave and the resurrection of life from dust continued until death. As you approach the Monolith perhaps the most controverisal piece. Some have suggested that the 121 human bodies climbing on top of each other is in fact man rising to heaven for redemption. I'm not sure but that is the thought provoking nature of the park. The Wheel of Life is yet another thought proving sculptural piece. The four adults and one child intertwined could be the symbol of eternity. Vigeland is just 3 kilometers northwest of the center of Oslo and well worth seeing. It is walkable but trams are also available if you wish.
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