Photographer's Note


This is my first photo from Norway, taken when I visited Oslo two years ago. A place full of beautiful sculptures, it was hard to pick my favourite picture from Vigelandparken to upload. In the end, I decided to post this one; a combination of the monolith in the centre of the park and part of one of the wrought iron gates around it.

Built between 1939 and 1949, Vigelandparken displays over 200 sculptures by sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943), making it the largest sculpture park in the world made by a single person. The Monolith, here in the background, is 14.12m high, made of granite and can be, according to the park's website, interpreted as "Man's longing and yearning for the spiritual and divine". The Monolith Plateau can be accessed through eight wrought iron gates, that depict Man in all ages. One of these gates can be seen here.

The many sculptures were a great opportunity to do some experiments with the DoF, as I had bought this camera only one week earlier.
Hope you like this photo and thanks for your visit.

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Additional Photos by Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11134 W: 57 N: 19227] (72006)
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