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We slept well at Scandic Byporten and had a relaxed breakfast at the Egon restaurant next door (included in the room rate) with our friend before heading off in separate directions. With my family I headed back up the main street to the royal palace gardens. I was delighted to see beehives on the little island in the tiny lake. Also, the chantarelle mushroom sculptures above have insect hotels built into the stem.
We kept walking and discovered that west Oslo is lovely! The embassies are in this area and the houses are in good condition with nice gardens. It was nice to walk through there.
Our destination was the Vigelund sculpture park. It’s a massive park with soft grass and hundreds of sculptures of human forms in various poses. The sculptures are impressive and we walked slowly looking at them. There was a constant steam of tourists. I was surprised to see a man tickling the penis of a sculpture of a boy while posing for a photo. How embarrassing to have such a photograph!
Our children played in the playground and cooled off in the fountain. We spent hours relaxing on the grass in the sunshine. It was marvelous and by coincidence our friend walked past and noticed us because our son’s voice is so very loud.
It was a lovely relaxing day with perfect weather. We had a nice dinner from Backstube bakery in Frogner, sitting on a bench outside the bakery, and walked home happy and warm.