MY NORWAY TRIP DIARY: 7th DAY - OSLO - BODY PARTS

by Antonio Gil November. 14, 2014 4676 views

Body Parts, Diogenes
a poem by Raj Arumugam


And they asked Diogenes
how he'd like to be buried
and he said: ‘Just scatter my parts
well outside the City’

'But Diogenes
then the wild creatures
will get to the parts -
you don't mind being eaten
up by the creatures? ‘

’Oh, I hadn't considered that -
just provide me with a staff then
with which I might chase away the creatures'

'Oh, but Diogenes -
how will you do that when you are dead? ‘

’Oh, I hadn't considered that…
Well then, but why should I worry
what eats me after I'm dead? '

Kvadraturen

In Kvadraturen you find the square Christiania torv, known for its fountain with a sculpture of a hand pointing to the ground. After the big town fire in 1624, the Danish-Norwegian King Christian IV decided to rebuild the town in this area. He supposedly pointed to this spot and said: "The new town will lie here

The area is today known as Kvadraturen (“the quadrature”) because of the rectangular street pattern of Christian IV's renaissance town,

♫♫ THE ADDAMS FAMILY HAND ♫♫ [youtube.com]

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Roxanne 6 years, 2 months ago

How interesting this hand and its story. I like all the body part sculptures in Norway too. It really makes one contemplate. Diogenes simple realization of not caring about such things after death made me laugh.

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Teo Montana 6 years, 2 months ago

Great set! Love the hand most #3 Fav!

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Dany 6 years, 2 months ago

Original cette fontaine ainsi que sa conception avec le doigt pointé vers la terre pour signifier ou se construira la ville.

Bonne continuation dans votre voyage.

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sara G 6 years, 2 months ago

Wow..interesting. We can see where your interest lies in #6 :-))

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 6 years, 2 months ago

Good old Diogenes!

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G B 6 years, 2 months ago

I agree, wonderful variety!!

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 6 years, 2 months ago

Such a large variety in this series.

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Don Baird 6 years, 2 months ago

Another great series.

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Kenny H 6 years, 2 months ago

The edit of shot 3 really did this hand some justice...

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 6 years, 2 months ago

Always at hand!

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