The former studio of sculptor Gustav Vigeland's lesser-known brother, Emanuel, is now a combined museum and mausoleum. The windowless, church-like room plays tricks on your eyes when you enter, but after a few minutes an impressive mural covering the walls and ceiling will unravel, a truly awe-inspiring representation of entire human life.
Beautifully set next to the small mountain lake at the Holmenkollen ski jump, this log chapel was designed by architect Holger Sinding-Larsen in 1903, in a Nationalist style inspired by medieval stave churches. It was built to seat up to 300 students, but nowadays the congregation is more likely to consist of the elegant residents of this upmarket neighborhood. The chapel is popular for weddings. Old as it may appear, the actual church is in fact a copy made in 1996 of the original which was destroyed in a fire some years before.
One of the most important municipal buildings in the Norwegian capital, the Oslo Town Hall can be spotted standing next to the iconic Akershus Fortress on the famous Rådhusplassen that overlooks Oslo's picturesque harbor and waterfront. Its soaring twin towers, measuring 216 feet (66 meters) and 206 feet (63 meters), make it one of the more unique edifices in the city. Completed in 1950, the building was designed by the renowned Norwegian architects Magnus Poulsson and Arnstein Arneberg, and built primarily using red bricks that give it a distinctive hue. Some of the building's main attractions include Henrick Sorensen's wall decoration, the astronomical clock, and the north side entrance. The city hall has had the privilege of hosting the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize ceremony every year since 1990.
Photo Gallery claims to be the only gallery in the city focusing exclusively on artistic photography. The exhibitions last one month each. Many acclaimed photographers and artists host their works of art in these very premises. Art-lovers, professional and curious locals, throng Photo Gallery for a sneak peak into the latest photographic art-works the world has to offer. In the in-house shop, you can buy postcards, books and magazines as souvenirs of this gallery.
The museum is one of several activity areas in the old, refurbished building that used to house the local police station. The exhibitions are of both temporary and permanent nature, but they have one aim in common: to achieve respect and interest for different cultures. Admission is free. The museum is located in Grønland, one of the lively and colorful parts of the city.
As the national center for design, architecture and lifestyle, Norsk Form aims to be in dialogue with experts, authorities and the business community, as well as with the public. The temporary exhibitions give both a contemporary and a historical perspective on our own views about our surroundings. Lectures are also given on specific occasions during the season. Cafe Falsen offers tasty meals and refreshments.
Sehesteds plass is located in the city of Oslo, Norway. It has derived it's name after the Norwegian Governor, Hannibal Sehested. It was designed to look like Vendome Place that is situated in Paris. The square displays a beautiful water fountain. The square is flanked by two major publication houses' headquarters.
Wessels Plass is located in the capital city of Oslo, Norway. The square originally included a knoll and a house. The Parliament building was constructed in the year 1866. The Knoll was destroyed in the year 1880 and a park was built on the square. The square has been given it's name after the local poet Johan Wessel.
Filadelfia is the largest Pentecostal church in downtown Oslo. Founded by Thomas Ball Barratt in 1916, it is considered to be most influential in the Pentecostal movement in Norway. It also arranges for various activities for the members of the congregation to display and improve their talents.
Einar Gerhardsens plass is located in the city of Oslo, Norway. This square was named after Einar Gerhardsen, who was thrice elected as the Prime Minister of Norway. The Square is surrounded by three buildings, namely, Hoyblokka, R4 and S Block. All three are Government buildings.