Vigelandsparken, Oslo Norway: Celebrating Human Spirit
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Visiting Vigelandsparken makes one realize things in life, inspired from the different sections of the park: the Main Gate, the Bridge, the Fountain, the Monolith and the Wheel of life.
The main gate is very simple but elegant. It features a long pathway towards the main section of the park. It gives the visitor the feeling that life requires a pathway and direction where one should follow through. That direction is the person's purpose in his or her life, that will guide all his or her actions, no matter what situations the person will be experiencing and whoever the person will be meeting.
The fountain is a remarkable feature of the whole park. It showcases human carved figures carrying a vessel-containing water. Water symbolizes life and the human carving showcases teamwork. It gives anyone the impression that if humans work together for a common purpose, we could achieve more and could ensure life on Earth will be better for everyone to benefit from.
Lastly, the Wheel of life acknowledges that life involves a cycle. Birth means death is certain. While an end means another beginning. This inspires everyone to continue in our endeavours in life. Our learnings through our experiences will be used by another to become better. Moreover, at times we may feel low, but life will present us opportunities to feel happy and better. The wheel also features balance, which relates to the equilibrium needed to maximize our human potentials.
My visit to Vigelandsparken was made only after seven months of stay in Oslo. It was worth the wait. More than sculptures, I enjoyed the company of my family and friends when I visited the park. It made me realize life will never be easy without them.