Sunday, August 28, 2016

Oslo, Norway

It has been about a month since we have been in a capital city, Helsinki being the last one.
There is so much to see and so little time to do it. The weather forecast was for a lot of rain, so we decided museums was a good idea, we visited five different ones, all good. We also walked around the city between rain showers. The second day the weather cleared, lucky us. Walking around the city was great. Oslo is full of wonderful architecture and fabulous sculptures. There was tons to see.



The Royal Palace


Barcode area of the Bjorvika, Oslo.


 The area know as Tjuvholmen. This is a new area that reflects current trends in architecture.

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art.


The Oslo Opera House - designed to look like an iceberg.


View of the opera house from the roof. The building was designed so you can walk up and onto the roof.


Inside of the opera house. The wave wall is made of strips of oak.


The Thinker by Rodin.

Nobel Peace Center


Street musician - The music was very good.


Fountain in a flower market.


Polar bear sculpture


Poodles -Part of a temporary sculpture display in the Akershus Fortress.


Bill and a scuba diver.


Red Hat sculpture in Aker Brygge, Oslo


Vigeland Park has more than 200 sculptures by Gustov Vigeland. He also designed the park. We lucked out on our second day in Oslo, the weather cleared so we were able to enjoy walking around this large park.
The Monolith, 1934


Two men sitting back to back, 1934


Sitting man and woman, their foreheads touching, 1916


Two young men, 1925


Boy and girl riding on woman's back, 1916


Group of children, 1920


Man running, 1930


Angry boy, 1928


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