Monday, June 15, 2009

Searching for Summer

On Friday we are heading to Oslo, Norway for the Summer Solstice. We are hoping to officially start summer in Norway, hopefully there will be more signs of summer there than in Germany. I would like to see and feel the sun and perhaps not have rain, I'm willing to wear a sweater that's my compromise!
I'm excited to see many things but the one place I'm most excited is Vigeland Sculpture Park. The park covers 80 acres and features 212 bronze and granite sculptures created by Gustav Vigeland. Vigeland personally sculpted every figure out of clay and individual craftsmen were contracted to fabricate the pieces into what they are today. These works of art reside along an 850 meter-long axis divided into six sections: The Main Gate, The Bridge, The Children’s Playground, The Fountain, The Monolith Plateau and the Wheel of Life.


I'm looking forward to a mini vacay, and spend some quality time with the family. Summer is officially starting for the West Family Friday do I hear a woo hoo!!

25 comments:

Ronda said...

Have a great time in Norway, it sounds so wonderful. I would love to go sometime. Those sculptures are so beautiful! Have a great night, and we are sick of rain too!
XOXO

Deidra said...

Oh yeah! Woo hoo! Have a wonderful time. I love those sculptures. Never heard of them before...

Ann said...

Hope you have a great trip! We are finally getting a taste of summer in England. I will miss the cool, rainy summers when I am roasting in Texas!

Andrea said...

Hope you guys have a wonderful trip. It sounds exciting.
Blesssings, andrea

kks said...

very cool sculptures....have a wonderful time dear!
xoxo

Ina in Alaska said...

WOO HOO!!! The sculptures look fantastic!! Be prepared for 24/7 daylight!! Enjoy, and I look forward to seeing many wonderful photos! xoxo

Fifi Flowers said...

Oooooh I soooo ENVY you... little small trips through Europe... le sigh!

Pink Martini said...

Seeing that N'way is north of Germany, what do you think your chances are of seeing the sun? Let me tell you it hasn't been much better here in 'the southland.' We are past the June Gloom. It is just yucky day in and day out. I just read that with the lack of sun activity that all northern latitudes will have a very mild summer. Two words - Spray. Tan. Have a wonderful trip and take lots of pics for us to see. :)

Kwana said...

Enjoy the Vacay. Germany seem like NY right now. We've had so much rain it's nutty.

bernthis said...

I have to say it is so cool reading your blog. I wish I could travel more and spend more time living with people of other cultures.

bevchen said...

Have a great time!
The weather has actually been gorgeous here, until yesterday when it started to rain. But before that it was lovely. Obviously you're in the wrong part of Germany ;-)

THE SANDY DOG BAKERY said...

wow...luckyduck!!! have a wonderful time and take pictures for us to see!

Coffee with Cathy said...

Sounds like a fantastic trip. Keep us updated -- and have fun!

Joyce said...

Yahoo.... for summer in your home on Friday and a mini vacation. You lucky girl! Yesterday was gorgeous, but a tease because we are supose to have more rain the next couple of days.

Kathy- Kelly use to LOVE the water, and her car rides, but now a days loves to sleep, stay home and still eat (a good thing). In her younger days she would have had a ball at the graduation party. This is the part of the road when things are settling down for her. On the evenings when there isn't no rain we take her to the forest preserves to walk a bit on the grass and sit by the picnic tables. The dog park she doesn't enjoy anymore. I'm sure it has to be frightening at this stage for her. Last night after our walk in the grass, she came home to her doggy ice cream and enjoyed every lick of the bowl.

Have a golden day! xoxo

Slices of Beauty... said...

London is beautiful at the moment, some showers but mainly sunshine.

Enjoy.

t.t. millers said...

So cool! How far away is Norway from where you live? I hope you have a good time.

Andrea's Sweet Life said...

Have a great time! I hope the sun shines so you can really get a good look at those sculptures!

And warm yourself, of course.

Somer Love said...

Woop Woop!!! How cool are those statues. Take lots of pics Summer is not here yet!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Have a great time - woo hoo!! Happy Solstice! xoxo

Bobbi said...

I'm part Norweigan so if you run into anyone with the last name Olson, say hi for me!

That sculpture is awesome...and a little dirty. I like it!

WhisperingWriter said...

I hope you have a fantastic time. That sounds like so much fun.

Herbalife Las Vegas said...

Cool statue.

Emmett said...

Nice blog too.

pve design said...

Woo Hoo!!!!

Activitourist said...

As a local I welcome you to Oslo! The Vigeland park is in fact the world's largest park with sculptures made by only one person. Enjoy! Make sure also you catch the free outdoor concert by the city hall friday night :-) All the best!