Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Oslo, Norway - Vigeland Sculpture Park

The Vigeland Park in Oslo is the world's largest sculpture park by one single artist. It features over 200 works by Gustav Vigeland in bronze, granite and wrought iron. With more than one million visitors each year, it is one of Oslo's most visited tourist attractions. The bronze statue of the little Angry Boy (shown below) is among the most famous sculptures in the park. Notice his shiny left hand: this is due to so many tourists who wish to be photographed while holding his hand.

This park is a beautiful place to spend a few hours wandering around and admiring the artwork.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Oslo, Norway - Ekebergrestauranten

As many of you know, my brother married a lovely girl from Oslo some years ago, so it is a city that I return to often. On a recent trip I enjoyed a new dining spot with gorgeous views over Oslo Fjord: Ekebergrestauranten. It is a simply stunning spot to watch the sunset and enjoy an al fresco meal in the summer months. They also have a more formal indoor dining room with a fine dining menu, and the food is delicious. It is also worth taking a walk around the surrounding park to view the various art sculptures and installations. 

The restaurant itself is housed in a listed building. Designed in the Functionalist style in 1929 by Oslo architect Lars Backer, the original restaurant was built as early as 1916. On a beautiful summer evening it is a fantastic perch to view Oslo.

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