Together (Weekly Photo Challenge)

The Photo Challenge from WordPress this week: This should be a simple challenge for most of you – find a picture of people or things which are together in your picture.
“Share a picture that means TOGETHER to you!”

A statue of father and child, pictured in this black & white winter photo from Frognerparken / Vigelandsparken  in Oslo, Norway. By cardinalguzman.wordpress.com

A statue of father and child, pictured in this black & white winter photo from Frognerparken / Vigelandsparken in Oslo, Norway. By cardinalguzman.wordpress.com

As you can see this photo is shot in Frognerparken (also called Vigelands Park by tourists & people from out-of-town). The Vigeland Sculpture Park, is what makes this park so famous. The park is the most visited tourist attraction in Norway and it
covers 80 acres (320,000 m2) and features 212 bronze and granite sculptures all designed by Gustav Vigeland.

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55 thoughts on “Together (Weekly Photo Challenge)

    • I must admit that I enhanced the background in my digital darkroom by removing some disturbing light pollution that came from some buildings in the far distance (behind the trees). This was done so that the statue wouldn’t lose the center of attention.

      I wish I could say that I did the lighting, but the lights are from a nearby lamppost.

  1. Brilliant. It does stir up some emotions … of sadness, somehow.

    I’ve never been to Norway (!), but I had heard about Viegeland but somehow [far back in my mind], I associated it with “jernverk”..

    • If you ever come to Oslo you should definitely visit Frognerparken were you can find Vigelands statues. Every time I have visitors from abroad (which is rather often), this is one of the places that I show them.

      • I think ELKEM’s hq is located not too far away from Vigeland’s park, and that’s why I made the association — the memory works in mysterious ways, some times.
        Next time I go home, I’ll try to travel around a little more..

    • Dhanyavad Soma-ji: Thank you very much for this nice compliment.

      Like I replied to Jude further up: I think that this statue has ‘several layers’.
      There is, like you say, togetherness and a hint of sadness, but it also captures the love and care between a father & his child.

  2. The addition of the snow really makes this shot intriguing and draws me in.
    Great entry for the week. Seems simple but I am still thinking about mine to come.
    Hmmmmm. Yours is just wonderful.

  3. Nice shot…I love the black and white complete with snow. That park is so beautiful. I went there in 1986 but it was fall and there was no snow. A wealth of photos there…

    • Glad to hear that you’ve been to visit Oslo. I hope you liked it :D

      I’m born in Oslo and I have ambivalent feelings regarding this city, but this park has charming qualities that change with the seasons.

  4. So much to see in this photo. I hadn’t even noticed the trees until you mentioned them in a reply above. What is that dark stain down their sides? It almost looks like blood.

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  7. It’s indeed a amazing park in Oslo, and you cold use hour by hour in Vingeland Park and the sculptur part named ‘Frognerparken’ – in rest between business meeting in the town, I have used a lot of time there a enjoy it… ;-)

    It’s definitely recommended to visit this beautiful place… ;-)

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the park. In the summer there’s always a lot of people there sunbathing, enjoying life & BBQ.
      Maybe I will post more pictures from the Frogner Park later and also write a little bit about the history of the park.

      • Yes a good idea – as born jutland’an (Danish), I have had many wonderful trips to Norway – love the country both in winter, summer, private or business) – and all I hear is going to Oslo, I recommend them Vingeland Park… ;-)

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