This was our second full day in Oslo and our plan was to mix sightseeing with more exploration of Oslo’s street art.
Day 3 Tuesday 21st June 2022 Oslo
Breakfast was again very busy but just like the day before, the choice of food was amazing. Outside the hotel this girl whizzed past on her scooter.
The road outside the hotel was now full of road works along the tram tracks.
The tram stop outside the hotel was for the number 12 tram that came back from the Vigeland Statue Park. The stop to go to the park was by the Ruter Tower in front of Oslo Central Station.
From the Internet we had learned that we could buy tickets at any Narvesen shop. To keep it simple there was one just by the tram stops opposite the railway station.
In the Narvesen we discovered that an all day transport pass for both of us would cost less than two “pints“ of beer. We crossed to the tram stops and waited. After a while a friendly person came and told us that all the trams were not using these stops because of all the roadworks at the crossroads behind us.
At their suggestion we follow the tracks away from Oslo Central station until we found the junction where the number 12 trams were being diverted. When it came the tram was much shorter than the others that we had noticed around Oslo.
After circling around the centre the tram came to the Aker Brygge and then moved away towards the suburbs. We recognised some of the streets where we had walked on our earlier visit to the sculpture park.
Vigeland Statue Park.
The lay-by outside the park was full of coaches and once inside we could see lots of school kids in groups playing on the equipment or on the grass past all the statues.
We walked over the bridge until we came to the fountain.
I had a project to create a triptych and I concentrated on the small carvings around the plinth.
This was put together on my phone using apps there in the evening.
Café in the park
We skipped climbing up to the monolith and instead decided that it was time for a coffee and a sit down. Rather than go to the large cafe by the entrance we were drawn to the bungalow like building away to our right. To our surprise we then began to get spots of rain.
We took our coffee and cake outside as we watch the fledglings and sparrow searching around looking for crumbs around us.
While we sat we searched online for more street art and compared their locations with our tramline map. If we stayed on the number 12 past the centre it would take us to another area of Oslo with art from artists that I recognised. The only complication was that the tramline map didn’t list all the stops.