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OSLO

Capital City of Norway. It's at the head of Oslofjord and it's surrounded by low hills. It is home to around 450,000 - over 10% of the national total. Oslo's streets feel very alive, especially in summer:festivals come fast and the crowds at restaurants and cafes brim over onto the pavement.

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  • Written Sep 15, 2002
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AKER BRYGGE - Oslo
AKER BRYGGE Aker Brygge Review

The mall contains shopping arcades, bars, restaurants, food stalls, theatres and galleries.

Address: On the waterfront.

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  • Written Sep 15, 2002
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VIGELAND'S PARK - Oslo
VIGELAND'S PARK Vigelandsparken Review

It contains the life's work of the famous Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland.There is a bridge with 58 figures of men, women and new-born infants. Nezt is fountain: six male figures rising a giant bowl. Vigeland was obsessed with the cycle of life which he depicts here in 20 reliefs around the edge of the fountain pool. Above the fountain on the raised plateau, and surrounded by 36 groups of granite figures, is Monoliten, a great spire 17 meters high and comprising 121 figures sculpted out of one solid block of a whitish granite. The sculpture Wheel of life is a continuum of figures in a kind of airborne ring dance.

Address: It's a 40-minute walk from the centre.

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  • Written Sep 12, 2002
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AKERSHUS Akershus Fortress Review

Castle, open all year. Built originally in 1308, it helped protect Oslo from plundering throughout the periods of Danish and Swedish rule.

Address: On the waterfront.

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