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Oslo, Norway

 
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Oslo is the largest capital city in Europe but it is the least densely populated

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Approaching Oslo through the 60-mile Fjord

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Viking Ships like this one date from 800 to 900 AD. This is one of three authentic longships. These ships were so well designed that even today's technology could not make them more seaworthy

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The Hollmenkollen Ski Tower

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In the summer the bowl-shaped base of the ski jump is filled with water and the area is used for swimming and recreation

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The Norwegian Village

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Houses were built on stilts and the steps detached to keep mice and other pests out of the house

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Beds were very small because superstitions kept people from lying flat when they slept

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The Stave Church is built entirely of wood and without windows

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Vigeland Sculpture Park
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Vigeland Sculpture Park was designed by Gustav Vigeland who donated all of his life's works to the people of Oslo

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For the center of the Park, Vigeland designed a magnificent iron fountain with six men supporting a large bowl of cascading waters. At each corner of the fountain there is a group of five sculptures in which human figures are merged into trees that illustrate episodes in life from birth to death

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The Tower of Mingled Bodies

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Google Map Oslo, Norway

 

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