Ekeberg sculpture park is described as many things: unique, representative, important, beautiful. The adjective that comes to my mind first is “serene”. This park is my closest green neighbour and a stroll under the treetops certainly lifts the spirit. It is indeed very Norwegian idea to hide sculptures in the forest and visiting them while you’re joggin or -in winter time- skiing by. You know, two in one!
Owned by the city of Oslo, this big open green area is among many others hiding art pieces of Auguste Rodin, Salvador Dalí, Damien Hirst and James Turrell. And I mean, REALLY hiding. I still don’t think I have found all of them. And that is the fun of it – getting lost following the forest-lined paths that occasionally open up to offer fantastic panoramic view of the city and meanwhile bumping into art.
If you want to go all romantic, this is also a great sunset watching spot, and on the way up the hill you can visit the spot that inspired the landscape in Edvard Munch’s The Scream.