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where and what is this?

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where and what is this?

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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 23, 2008 12:50PM

photoshopped Luxor Temple shot
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 23, 2008 01:02PM

or is it the stolen monolith in central park from the Luxor?
Thanatos Report This Comment
Date: August 23, 2008 01:36PM

Its the Monolith from the Gustav Vigeland sculpture park in Oslo, Norway



[www.museumsnett.no]



THE VIGELAND PARK covers an area of 80 acres. The 212 sculptures are all modelled in full size by Gustav Vigeland. He also designed the architectural setting and the layout of the grounds. The sculptures are placed on an 850 metre long axis divided into 5 main units: Main Entrance, The Bridge with the children's playground, The Fountain, The Monolith Plateau and The Wheel of Life.

The Vigeland Park includes a great number of Gustav Vigeland's works. Here are 212 sculptures in bronze and granite and several wrought iron gates. Vigeland modelled all his sculptures in full size without any assistance of pupils or other artists. The carving in stone and the casting in bronze were left to a number of talented craftsmen. Vigeland also designed the architectural setting and the layout of the grounds with their far stretching lawns and long straight avenues bordered with maple trees. The construction of the park lasted for a number of years. The area east of the two Frogner ponds had already by the turn of the century been opened to the public. The area west of the ponds was in 1924 given to Vigeland for the construction of the Fountain, the Monolith and the many granite groups at the Monolith plateau. Around 1930 the sculpture park was enlarged eastwards, into the older Frogner Park, to include a new bridge decorated with sculptures and a unique main entrance in granite and wrought iron. Vigeland did not live to see the completed park. The majority of the sculptures and the architectural elements was not installed until about 1950. The municipality of Oslo was the main contributor to the realisation of the Vigeland Park. However, a number of private persons and companies gave generous financial support, so that the capital of Norway could get a park to which there is no equal in the whole world.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 23, 2008 01:50PM

damn! didn't think of that one. eye popping
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zxz555 Report This Comment
Date: August 23, 2008 03:22PM

thantos is the winner and quick to get there as well. some of the sculptures here fascinating and there is a fountain with some pretty weird images on it too. smiling
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