This closeup is of one of over 200 granite, bronze, and wrought iron sculptures in Frogner Park in Oslo, Norway (commonly referred to as Vigeland Park). The sculpture figures all depict the human condition from birth to death--and many human activities from children running to couples embracing. I call this the "people's park" because the sculptor, Gustav Vigeland, gifted his works to the city of Oslo in the mid-30s and since then has attracted visitors from all over the world.
Here's a view of the park looking back toward the city street (it was a very rainy day when we visited as you can tell from my photos):
This view is from walking into the park toward the Sculpture Monolith which is the centerpiece of the sculpture collection:
Some other examples of sculptures--some joyful, as with the Dancing Girl or children playing, others depicting more sorrowful human conditions--aging, conflict:
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(Photos: August 2011 at Frogner Park--commonly called Vigeland Park--in Oslo, Norway)