Frognerparken på Engelsk fra en som ER fra OSLO.
Jeg fikk oppgave om å skrive til Øyas artister om Oslo.
En ære btw. Link nederst.
Sammen med femti andre fra Harstad, Narvik, Kristiansand, Hakkadal og Ittjeland i Indre Sør- NordHordaland(som nå samtlige har avslørt Emanuel Vigelands hemmelige Mausoleum på Smestad).
Siden jeg KAN Oslo og er FRA Oslo, er det rett og rimelig INGEN i Oslo får lest hva jeg noensinne skriver om OSLO.
Det finnes ikke noen igjen i Kultur- Norge som er fra Oslo.
Ja til Oslo! Fra autentiske Oslo- folk!
Det norske folk skylder ofrene at alle forteller om jødenes skjebne. Ingen eier historien. Men vi kan lære av den? Å være kulere mot de som ser like ut utenpå,men er helt forskjellig inni?
Jødenes behandling har alltid opptatt meg og det er sprøtt ingen vet de ikke fikk sett Monolitten eller at en av dem som ble deportert stod modell for erke- nazisten Vigeland, som har laget min elskede ikke så rent lite rasistiske tumleplass- Frognerparken.
Frognerparken- my magic spot
I have chosen a place that means the world to me, and hopefully it will make a difference to yours. Frognerparken is pure magic.
Frognerparken is Norways most visited touristattraction, and like other famous parks in big cities it is used by the citizens daily. It is located in the most expensive place to live in Oslo, but fortunately the rich people have gardens big as parks so this precious 'diamond' famous for its sculptures of naked human beings is for all people. I went to kindergarten in the park when I was a child, and the park has not changed since then. Voluntary work keeps the place clean and in shape. Why? To this day the politicians won't mention it as the most important place in Oslo, because it is too posh and not 'common' enough. Instead they recommend the boring Opera house or the even more boring ski jump in Holmenkollen as major attractions. Bogus. When in fact our famous and beautiful spot hides quite the most interesting, though dark, history. A reminder hence Norwegians were quite a racist bunch until WW2 ended. Which makes it even more worth a visit. You can read tourist brochures about the statues made by the artist Gustav Vigeland, and a lot of other boring stuff where they leave out the juicy bits. Underneath the wonderful flora with 150 different types of roses and the unique artwork lies some bad stuff. But let's start with the beginning:
As many other places in the area around Oslos westside, the noble who used it as their not so humble home once owned it. In 1896 the city (then named Kristiania) bought it, and a few years later the park was allowed for common people and made public. Frognerparken was the place we chose to celebrate the hundred year- anniversaries for the Norwegian constitution in 1914. The artist Gustav Vigeland began his work on the construction, which later would be called 'Vigelandsparken'. He drew a bridge made especially for the exhibition. What happened during the exhibition in 1914 is quite embarrasing. We created a The 'Kongo- village', and imported afro-american people who brought with them outfits, weapons and other religious stuff that would represent 'Africa'. They were accomodated in simple tents, surrounded by a fence. So that curious Norwegians could admire the so-called Kongo- families and get the exotic feeling. Pointing at the families who originally were from Senegal. After 1914 Vigeland built a new bridge over the old one, and it would take several decades before he filled the rest of the park with his sculptures and built a new bridge over the old one. Our famous artist was a well-known anti-semite, but we never mention that to tourists. As the years went by Vigeland filled the rest of the park with his sculptures and built a new bridge over the old one. The most famous being 'Angry Boy' (Sinnataggen). An angry baby placed on the bridge. In 1941 Reichsführer of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, sent a picture of the bridge to Hitler. Adolf is believed to have said: I want that park!
The artist made a deal with the state that he gave all his work in return for an apartment and studio in a house nearby (today called the Vigelandsmuseum). The models for Vigeland were mainly Aryan people. Throughout the thirties he made bombastic statues with fountains, before the fantastic Monolith. It towers 14.12 metres (46.32 ft) high and is composed of 121 human figures rising towards the sky. It was revealed December 1942.
Exactly one month after hundred cabs met outside the Frognerpark main entrance, the fantastic iron gates also drawn by Vigeland. The cabs managed to gather 532 Norwegian Jews who were driven to a ship and then deported to Auschwitch. Ironically one of the victims, Ruth Maier, was a model for Vigeland. Her statue was unveiled as late as 2002. It is called 'Surprise'. During the war the paths near the flood was meeting place for the black market, and poker players and prostitutes gathered near the river that runs several miles under the many small bridges in the park. Several people have committed suicide by throwing themselves from the bridge. The are many pounds in the park and some well hidden have a rich marine life. But if you want to catch fish you better be patient. Because it is a well-kept secret where you actually can fish herring. The park biggest rosary is formed like Solkorset. Norways answer to the swastika. Some say that was not intended. Anyway. Faith has its ways, so today the park is a place of joy where children and people from all over the world gather to enjoy a beer in the cafe, play boccia and enjoy picnics on the lawn, feed the swans and ducks and admire the most fantastic place on earth. If you want to experience a German expressionistic style combined with a Hollywood musical, there is only one place to go. Frognerparken. Our dark and light oasis that never disappoints its visitors. Where beggars, musicians, teenagers, old people, birds and dogs, black and white give you a silent noise you will get addicted to. The park is so cool the royals never visit it. Another bonus.