Rodeløkkens Kolonihager

Rodeløkkens kolonihager er et kolonihageanlegg på Rodeløkka i Oslo. Det ble grunnlagt i 1907 og er Norges eldste kolonihage. 

Kolonihage

Rodeløkkens kolonihager ble opprettet som Christiania Smaahaver og var i utgangspunktet beregnet på arbeiderklassen, selv om det meldte seg folk i alle yrker.

Koloni fuglehus

Hagen ble anlagt med hjelp fra senere bygartner Marius Røhne. Hagen har 151 forskjellige hytter med flotte hager. Fellesområdet på Toppen har en står gressplen som er et populært sted for nabolagets barnefamilier.

Oversiktsbilde fra Utsiktstoppen

Om sommeren er hagen et paradis av dufter der bugner av roser og blomster. Hagen ligger et steinkast fra Trafikkmaskinen på Carl Berners plass

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Peer Gynt Parken

Peer Gynt parken på Løren i Oslo er en samling skulpturer hvor man kan følge forfatteren Henrik Ibsens drama Per Gynt akt for akt.

Scultpure park at Løren with 20 sculptures inspired by Henrik Ibsen`s famous play Peer Gynt.

Henrik Ibsen byste
Byste av Henrik Ibsen – Sculpture of the author Henrik Ibsen

Per Gynt parken ble etablert i 2006 av Selvaag, selskapet som står bak boligbyggingen i Løren området.

Stoffet bak og utformingen av det dramatiske diktverket om Peer Gynt var nok et bevisst valg fra Ibsens side. Han hadde nettopp fullført et stykke om den ubøyelige idealisten Brand, og ifølge dikteren selv fulgte i 1867 den ansvarsløse fantasten og livsnyteren Peer etter, nærmest “av sig selv”.

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Grisehodetroll – De andre skapningene i Dovregubbens Hall – Trolls with Pig Heads

Skulturene i Peer Gynt parken inkluderer tre bestillingsverk, mens resten av skulpturene er skaffet til veie gjennom en åpen, internasjonal skulturkonkurranse. Skulpturparken inngår i Lørenparken.

Knappestøperen – The Button Moulder

I skulespillets femte akt møter Peer en eventyrskikkelse som går under navnet knappestøperen. Fordi Peer har utslettet seg selv som menneske vil knappestøperen smelte han om i en stor støpeskje. Slik kan vrakgodset (Peers personlighet) gjenoppstå i ny form og kanskje bli til nytte.

Møte Peer, Solvejg og Knappestøperen – The meeting between Peer, Solveig and the Button Moulder

Femte akt: Knappestøperen er en eventyrfigur, oppfunnet av Ibsen selv. Han sier at Peer aldri har utviklet noen egen personlighet, derfor skal han i vrakgods-kassen og smeltes om, i likhet med annet skrap – hvis han ikke kan bevise at han har stått for noe, enten det er godt eller ondt. Peer jakter på vitner som kan gi han en slik attest. Han tror Solvejg vil fordømme hans flukt. I stedet tilgir hun alt, og velsigner hans tilbakekomst.

Bruderovet – The Abduction
Peer hos mor Aase på dødsleiet – Peer by Aases deathbed
Peer på keiserens hest iført keiserens klær – Peer on the Emperor`s horse wearing the Emperor`s clothes
Peer møter Begriffenfeldt ved Dårekisten – Peer meets Begriffenfeldt at the Mental Asylum
Peer Gynt Parken – Peer Gynt sculpure park

Om du ikke har besøkt skulpturparken på Løren så kan det trygt anbefales! Adresse er Peter Møllers vei, Lørenvangen 0512 Oslo.

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Hjemmets Kolonihager

Hjemmets Kolonihager ligger på Bjølsen, mellom Voldsløkka Idrettspark og Bjølsenparken.

Det var direktør Ole Sundø i ukebladet «Hjemmet», som tok initiativet til opprettelsen av hagen i 1912 til sine arbeidere. Derav navnet Hjemmets Kolonihager. Området var en del av Søndre Bjølsen gård, som Sundø fikk bygslet.

Kolonihagen består idag av 109 parseller med hytter, et stort forsamlingshus «Huset», som kan leies av hagens medlemmer til ulike anledninger, og som ligger ved hagens største plass.

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Torshovdalen

Torshovdalen (not to be confused with Torshov Park) is another park area in Oslo.

The park is located between Torshov in the west, sinsen in the east, Rosenhoff and Rodeløkka in the southeast and south and Gjøvikbaken in the north.

In connection with the development of Torshov, bulding engineer Marius Røhne made sure that this area was spared development in the 1934 regulation plan.

The Torshov Valley entered here into a contionous park belt and walkways through the city.

The reason was the beginning of thinking about the need for light, fresh air and and access to the nature for the city`s population with the positive impact this had on public health.

However, buying and designing the area took time and was delayed b by the occupation during World War II.

In June 2014, the scuplture”HODET N.N.” by Marianne Heske was unveiled on the plateau in the middle of the park, as part of the project “Sculpturstopp”.

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Frogner Park aka Vigelandsparken

Frogner Park (Norwegian: Frognerparken) is a public park located in the borough of Frogner in Oslo, Norway, and is historically part of Frogner Manor. The manor house is located in the south of the park, and houses the Oslo City Museum. Both the park, the entire borough of Frogner as well as Frognerseteren derive their names from Frogner Manor.

Frogner Park contains, in its present centre, the well-known Vigeland installation (Norwegian: Vigelandsanlegget; originally called the Tørtberg installation), a permanent sculpture installation created by Gustav Vigeland between 1924 and 1943. Although sometimes incorrectly referred to in English as the “Vigeland (Sculpture) Park,” the Vigeland installation is not a separate park, but the name of the sculptures within Frogner Park. The sculpture park consists of sculptures as well as larger structures such as bridges and fountains.

The park of Frogner Manor was historically smaller and centered on the manor house, and was landscaped as a baroque park in the 18th century by its owner, the noted military officer Hans Jacob Scheel. It was landscaped as a romantic park in the 19th century by then-owner, German-born industrialist Benjamin Wegner. Large parts of the estate were sold to give room for city expansion in the 19th century, and the remaining estate was bought by Christiania municipality in 1896 and made into a public park. It was the site of the 1914 Jubilee Exhibition, and Vigeland’s sculpture arrangement was constructed from the 1920s. In addition to the sculpture park, the manor house and a nearby pavilion, the park also contains Frognerbadet (the Frogner Baths) and Frogner Stadium. The Frogner Pond is found in the centre of the park.

Frogner Park is the largest park in the city and covers 45 hectares; the sculpture installation is the world’s largest sculpture park made by a single artist. Frogner Park is the most popular tourist attraction of Norway, with between 1 and 2 million visitors each year, and is open to the public at all times. Frogner Park and the Vigeland installation (Norwegian: Frognerparken og Vigelandsanlegget) was protected under the Heritage Act on 13 February 2009 as the first park in Norway.

The Vigeland installation (Norwegian: Vigelandsanlegget), originally called the Tørtberg installation, is located in the present centre of Frogner Park. It is the name of the arrangement of sculptures and not of an area as such, as the entire park is called Frogner Park.

The Vigeland installation in Frogner Park is sometimes incorrectly referred to as the “Vigeland Park,” but this name has no official status, is not commonly used in Oslo and is considered inaccurate. The legal name of the entire park in accordance with the Place Name Act (stadnamnlova) is Frognerparken (Frogner Park). The sculpture installation was, as part of Frogner Park, protected under the Heritage Act on 13 February 2009 under the name Frogner Park and the Vigeland installation (Norwegian: Frognerparken og Vigelandsanlegget).

The sculpture area in Frogner Park covers 80 acres (320,000 m2) and features 212 bronze and granite sculptures, all designed by Gustav Vigeland. The Bridge was the first part to be opened to the public, in 1940. The Bridge forms a 100 metre (328 ft)-long, 15 metre (49 ft)-wide connection between the Main Gate and the Fountain, lined with 58 sculptures, including one of the park’s more popular statues,

Angry Boy (Sinnataggen). Visitors could enjoy the sculptures while most of the park was still under construction. At the end of the bridge lies the Children’s Playground, a collection of eight bronze statues showing children at play.

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St.Hanshaugen Oslo

St. Hanshaugen is one of Oslo’s largest parks, just north of the city centre. This popular recreational area is great for walks, and from the top of the hill you have a nice view of Oslo.

St. Hanshaugen was originally a bare rock hill. In the 1840s the name St. Hanshaugen (“midsummer hill”) came into use, as the hill was a popular place for midsummer celebrations. In 1855 it was decided that parts of the hill was to be planted, and a big part of the hill was turned into a park in the next 30 years. The park also got a park keeper house, an artificial creek and a pavilion on the square Festplassen, and the park was expanded.

t has a triangular shape, with its northern border just north of the buildings of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and Ullevål University Hospital, and south of the University of Oslo campus at Blindern. In the east, the boundary runs just west of the river Akerselva, then down Storgata before it turns north, up Grensen, Pilestredet and Suhms gate.

The district has its name from St. Hanshaugen Park that lies centrally within it, where the citizens used to celebrate summer solstice (St. Hans in Norwegian). The park was planted by the city in the years 1876-86; it has a pavilion, and a reflecting pool covering a reservoir. The neighbourhood St. Hanshaugen is located west and south of the park, with shopping, eating and public transport where the streets Ullevålsveien and Waldemar Thranes gate meets.

To the southeast of the park is Oslo’s oldest building – Aker Kirke, built around 1100, but restored from ruins around 1860, and then again in the 1950s in a more authentic style. Next to the church is the cemetery Vår Frelsers gravlund, created in 1808 as a result of the great famine and cholera epidemic of the Napoleonic Wars. The nearby area around Damstredet and Telthusbakken is interesting since it retains the small town character of Oslo in the first part of the 19th century.

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Torshovparken

Torshov is a neighborhood north of Grünerløkka and Lilleborg in the borough Sagene in Oslo, Norway.

Torshovparken (ikke å forveksle med Torshovdalen) er en stor park på Torshov i Oslo, anlagt på 1920-tallet som en del av Torshovbyen, boligområdet som ble bygget ut i kommunal regi.

Parken avgrenses av Agathe Grøndahl gate i nord, Johan Svendsens gate i sydøst, Hegermanns gate i syd og Per Kvibergs gate i vest. Parken ligger i bydel Sagene.

Torshovparken er 41 mål i utstrekning og ligger på en naturlig høyde, som ble øket med overskuddsmasser fra utbyggingen. Det er utsikt mot byen og fjorden fra toppunktet (87 meter over havet) midt i parken, der musikkpaviljongen er plassert i enden av en allé mot nord.

Torshovparken er stilmessig på overgangen mellom den formale parkstilen, med symmetri og streng orden og ofte musikkpaviljong som midtpunkt, og funksjonalistisk parkstil, med enkelhet og åpne gressflater, bevaring av opprinnelig terreng, tilrettelegging for barn og unges aktiviteter, og nordiske treslag.

I skråningen mot syd og øst er det store plener tenkt for aking og skilek. Nord i parken ligger en dam og en nedlagt barnepark.

I sommersesongen arrangeres konserter i parken av lokale skolekorps og andre, blant annet festivalen Musikkfest Oslo, og filmfremvisning.

 I parken er det tre skulpturer:

  • byste av Fernanda Nissen, parkutvalgets første formann, utført av Wilhelm Rasmussen, plassert syd i parken, avduket 1931
  • barneskulptur, utført av Sigri Welhaven, ved lekeplassen i det nordvestlige hjørnet av parken, avduket 1928
  • byste av komponisten Jolly Kramer-Johansen, som bodde hele sitt liv på Torshov, utført av sønnen Willy Kramer-Johansen, avduket 1. mai 2002 i forbindelse med markeringen av 100-årsdagen for hans fødsel

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Kampen Park

Parks and open spaces are an integral part of the landscape of Oslo. The various parks and open spaces are interconnected by paths so that the city’s inhabitants can walk between them.

As the city expanded in the middle of the 19th century, areas were appropriated for parks and recreational purposes. The eastern part of the city (Østkanten) was prioritized due to congestion and industrialization. The residential and more affluent western parts of the city (Majorstuen, Frogner) have comparably fewer parks and open spaces. 95% of the city’s inhabitants have a park or an open green space within 300 meters of their home.

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Christiania (Oslo) grew faster than most European cities around 1870–1890. Property developers built houses and villas while the city provided roads, water and sanitation. Owing to fire regulations the building material was brick, and this is largely the area that today is inside Ring 2 (the bypass road 2). Several new parks were created, most of them in the eastern part of the city. The argument giving priority to the eastern part was that it was the most crowded part of the city and was thus most in need of parks.

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The city’s expansion and the creation of a tram network contributed to increased commuting. Combined with steadily reduced working hours, this created a need to fill the available leisure time with activities. Some of the parks, like Kampen park, were used extensively from the time they were ready. The city’s park organisation from 1875, Christiania beplantningsvesen, was a new authority for creating and maintaining parks.

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