Saturday, 21 May 2011

Probably the most "sporty" statue in town.
It is just outside Stavanger Stadium (The old home of the Viking football team).
I have never stopped to look at it before, but it must have been decorated on our national day, so this time I saw it very differently and it made me stop and take a closer look.
Anyway, it was put up in 1958 and was made by Magne Vigrestad in memory of all the Norwegian sportsmen who lost their lives during the second world war.

9 comments:

Steffe said...

Looks good. I wonder if he did it from memory, or perhaps a photo.

Farmchick said...

Excellent sense of movement in this sculpture.

Jack said...

It is an excellent statue, capturing the moment of impact. And I think the wreath enhances it. The sculptor would approve.

Dianne said...

I agree with Jack - I'm sure the sculptor would approve !

Hilda said...

So many people from all walk of life wasted by wars. The wreath suits him, both for the heroism and for the sport.

Lois Evensen said...

Happy May 17 late - I was not able to log into other blogs until today this week.

Hugs,
Lois

Birdman said...

GOOOOOOOOOOAL!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Fantastisk rörelse-energi i statyn :)
Tjusigt Gunn!

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Paul said...

A fine statue and a great memorial too.