Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Coastal Path in Norway – In Between Museums

When we left the Viking Ship Museum we decided to get some lunch.  There was a hot dog stand outside; that would do.  We ordered our hot dogs and sat down at the picnic benches to eat.  Sparrows flitted around, … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Norway – The Viking Ship Museum

The Vikingskipshuset, or Viking Ship Museum, lies on the Bygdøy Peninsula to the west of Oslo City Centre. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations – beware the coach tours!  What can be a relatively peaceful museum trip at … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Norway – Oslo’s Ghost Ship

We didn’t set out to find a ghost ship in Oslo.  We just happened upon it; you could say it sort of materialised before us (although it didn’t  – it was there all the time). Day 2 of our Norway … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Norway – Vigelandsparken Part IV: The Wheel of Life

After the Monolith Plateau and Circle of Life comes the final part of the Vigelandsparken.  There is a sundial with images of the zodiac and a little further on a final sculpture, the Wheel of Life.  Poor old Ben looked quite … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Norway – Vigelandsparken Part III: The Monolith Plateau

The Monolith Plateau is the most popular part of Vigelandsparken; deservedly so in my opinion.  It lies above the other parts of the park and once we had arrived we found it hard to pull ourselves away.  The monolith itself … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Norway – Vigelandsparken Part II: The Fountain

After crossing the Bridge with all of its sculptures, the Vigelandsparken leads through an ornate, formally planted garden and then up a set of steps.  These steps lead to the Fountain. Although this piece was originally designed by Vigeland to be placed in front of the Norwegian Parliament … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Norway – Vigelandsparken Part I: The Bridge

Norway!  What a country!  We flew into Oslo’s Gardermoen International Airport.  We got the quick, clean FlyToget train into the city.  From there we walked over to our hotel in a blistering 30 degree heat, wondering if we were in … Continue reading

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