Thursday, July 15

Continuous exercise at home

As posted more than once from Andalusia we made our exercise walk every morning along Paseo Maritimo in Fuengirola. Well home, we want to continue the positive physical and psychological development through this after-breakfast activity.
Our chosen exercise area is through our neighborhood and around the Vigeland Sculpture Park i the Frogner Park. From the leftmost area on the map we follow Gyldenløves gate to Kirkeveien where we cross part of the park around Oslo Bymuseum Close to the museum you may find the restaurant Herregårdskroen (Casino-setra) which opened 50 years ago (May, 7th 1960)
Over the Frogner river we walk on the bridge towards Madserud Alle, with some of the most fashionable large villas areas in Oslo. Turning north-west towards the The Monolith Plateau which is a platform made of stairs that houses the Monolith totem itself.
36 figure groups reside on the elevation bringing with them the “circle of life” message. Access to the Plateau is made via eight figural gates forged in wrought iron. The gates were designed between 1933 and 1937 and erected shortly after Vigeland died in 1943.
However we turn left to the westmost part of the park.
Here we can see the Wheel of Life, crafted in 1933-34 and 850 meters from the main gate.
The wheel is more or less a wreath depicting four people and a baby floating in harmony. It is a symbol of eternity, and implies the overall theme of the park: man’s journey from the cradle to the grave.
Along the Monolit road with all the tourist busses we walk towards the "Family".
Ther sculpture was raised in 1988 by funding from IBM. The bronze family group lined up at the end of cross-axis to the north. This group consists of 21 characters and is the second largest after Vigeland´s Monolith.
Following this cross-axis down to the "Fountain".
Originally designed to stand in front of Parliament (Eidsvolls plass), the Fountain was fabricated from bronze and adorned with 60 individual bronze reliefs. Portraying children and skeletons in the arms of giant trees, the Fountain suggests that from death comes new life. On the ground surrounding the Fountain lies an 1800 square meter mosaic laid in black and white granite. It took Vigeland a great deal of time to establish the monument: from 1906 to 1947When rounding the Fountain we have used ab. 35 minutes from home in active walking speed. By using the same route (in opposite direction) home to our neighboring church we have walked 5km and it is time for a shower without any photo presented here.

4 comments:

9na said...

Takk for turen:) Jeg går daglige turer også i skog og mark her om kring ved hytta vår. Etter mange år med sommerferie-jogging i området her har jeg mange alternative sløyfer på skogs-/gårds-stier og -veier. I år blir det ikke løping på meg men jeg øker distansen og farten og vanskelighetsgraden i terrenget. Nye lekre joggesko og regnjakke samt spennende lydbøker på øret gjør turene fristende og de føles godt. Alternativt blir Kjæresten med og vi plukker sopp; jeg peker og han plukker. Hils din frue og god tur i morgen også.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I really like that "Wheel of Life" sculpture.

Anne said...

Takker og bukker for at jeg får bli med på din tur Arne, og jammen ser du mye vakkert etter frokost :-)

Får lyst på Oslo tur jeg når jeg ser dine bilder. blir til hlsten en gang, først andre reisemål som står for tur. FOR; hær e itj utvårrån... fritt oversatt; ræva vær!

Knabba sønens hettegenser og forsøkt å motivere gubben til opptenning...

Anne said...

...i ovn ja!