Polar Bear Hunt 2015 - Day 4
Vigeland Sculptures at Frogner Park and the Akerhus Castle
Our 24 hour Oslo Pass gave us free transport as well as free entry to museums. We worked out the tram routes and took the tram out to Frogner Park, the location of the Vigeland Sculpture Park. From there we came back into Oslo and walked through the Castle that dominates the headland beside the port, visiting the Resistance Museum inside the grounds. After a late lunch the rain started again so that was the end of the sightseeing for the day. We needed an excuse to put our feet up for a bit anyway.
The Vigeland Sculptures
All the guide books tell you to visit Vigeland to look at the sculptures, but it is almost impossible to describe what you see. The sculpter Vigeland spent much of his life creating the park and exploring all facets of family life in bronze and granite.
The Akershus Festning - Fortress
The tram took us back to the waterfront. It was a short walk from there up to the old fortress on the headland. The fortress was built in the 13th century. Today it serves ceremonial purposes and houses several museums. We visited the museum for the Norwegian Resistance during the Second World War. It was very compact, in a small building, but it was well laid out and very interesting.
Oslo is full of Statues and Bronzes
one of the many interesting objects that struck us about Oslo was the abundance of bronze statues. Many were of past kings and prominent leaders, but there were others of notable musicians and composers. Scattered about were also many of people and children and even chickens on a pedestal. I have added a few photos of the Art Deco city council building and its clock for variety.
Last updated: 08/10/2015