posted on Oct, 2 2005 @ 11:33 PM
These statues are from the Vigeland Sculpture Park
in Oslo, Norway which,
at over 1 000 000 visitors per year, is Norway's most popular tourist attraction. The sculptures are the work of Norway's famous sculptor
. There are 192 sculptures representing over 6000 figures throughout the park.
Most of them were created between 1926 and 1942, although work initially commenced on sculptures there in 1907.
The statues of the "reptilians" are two of four statues which guard a bridge in the Park and which are said to represent the struggle between Man's
civilised and animalistic aspects (Reference
Much of Vigeland's work deals with the struggles and triumphs inherent throughout the progression of the human life cycle and many of his sculptures
depict the cycle of life in ways which are often quite dark. The
, for example, a 14 metre high column carved from a single block
of stone, depicts intertwined human figures crowned with infants, which many consider to be quite disturbing.
Hope this helped, GameSetMatch. Check any of the links or just do a Google search to find more information about the Park.
[edit on 2/10/05 by Jeremiah25]