Unless you have kids, this is a place most people just pass by on a nearby trail on their way to/from work. Definitely a structure that is typically overlooked.
The Buddha heads and the little shrine isn’t really that visible from the trail, but it’s a popular place for kids to play during the summer, because there are also some water installations there. It’s in Klosterenga park in Gamlebyen, Oslo and the name of the place is «Den Flerkulturelle Plass» (the multicultural square).
I went there early this morning to light some candles for a friend. If you’re interested you can read about her in my previous post.
Great clicks! Nice choice for the topic!
This is totally beautiful, Max. We seem to be surrounded by sorrow sometimes. God bless!
Thank you Jo. Yes, surrounded by sorrow, that’s a good description.
Beautiful photos Max – that first one in particular, but they’re all lovely.
Thank you very much Jane. 🙂
The disembodied Buddha heads piled on top of one another look somewhat creepy, but also beautiful and I want this at home.
It’s a couple of meters, maybe 3, tall. Probably very heavy too since the structure around it is granite.
You’ll probably need a new home first. 😀
Never mind. I’ll go with a plastic version. I might also replace Buddha heads with cat heads.
Those are stunning. The lighting and the shadows and the semi dark. Beautiful!
Thank you Marilyn. The only thing better than semi darkness is complete darkness. 😀
These are such beautiful images Max. The stacked Buddha heads reminded me of a sculpture by a Cambodian artist whose family survived the Khmer regime; echoes of sadness and pain.
Yes, sadness & pain hunts us all from time to time.
I like the hunting metaphor!
Beautifully composed with love and serenity, Max.
You made your tribute and memorial in a special place to both of you.
Wish you to find peace now.
Thanks Lucile. I doubt I’ll ever find peace, or that none of us will really, but thanks for the kind words.
That is beautiful. Such an inspiring place. All the pictures are great. Thanks for this post!
Thank you very much Eleazar.
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There’s something eerie yet devastatingly beautiful about these photographs. You have some real talent!
Thanks for this lovely comment Little Chef. Now come and cook for me! 🙂