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After visiting The Fountain you walk up to the highest point of Vigelandsparken park and up there stands the amazing Monolith - Monolitten in Norwegian, the biggest attraction of Vigelandsparken park. It is breathtaking as well, 14 meters high and cut out of one block of granite.
The Monolith shows 121 naked human figures crawling up to the sky, women, men and small children alike. It is both breathtaking and disturbing at the same time. It is almost too much to take in at one glance. It represents the human desire to get close to God and is ment to show togetherness as the figures are embracing one another. To me it showed more of a desperation and people stepping on one another, but that is just my opinion and twisted mind ;)
It took 3 stone carvers 14 years to finish The Monolith.
Below The Monolith and all around it are dozens of statues (see my next tip).
The Monolith is a must see while visiting Oslo.
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