The Remarkable Monolith Of Oslo’s Vigeland Park

Of all the 212 bronze, iron and granite sculptures in Oslo’s Vigeland Sculpture Park, one stands tallest. Carved out of a single block of granite, the 46-feet-tall monolith is a stunning centerpiece helping cement the park’s status as a must-see place in Norway.

The architect? Gustav Vigeland, who dedicated his life to producing artwork for the city of Oslo, much of which is now on display at the installation within Frogner Park in Oslo’s leafy westside.

A spectacular centerpiece

The monolith is an impressive sight from a distance, but even more so up close. It depicts 121 intertwined human figures, seemingly clinging on and climbing over one another.

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