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76e – Swanage Part II

There is one part of Swanage seafront which is somewhat decrepit.  The Old Pier Head Building stands out like a sore thumb and has been the subject of local concern for many years.  In 2007 artists Nina Camplin and Antonia … 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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The Coastal Path in Brussels – Cement Truck

We only had a day and a half in Brussels, so zipped from one tourist attraction to the next.  There’s a lot of grandeur to be seen.  For example, here is Grand Place. And the here is Place des Martyrs … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Amsterdam – Rijksmuseum

On our final morning in Amsterdam we paid a visit to the Rijksmuseum.  It is an impressive building.  I liked the ceiling detail of the entrance lobby.  It almost dared you to try to steal one of the exhibits. The stained … Continue reading

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