At the turn of Oslo Accords between Israel and future Palestinian National Authority in May 1994 a valuable gift from Carter-Menil Foundation was given to Oslo represented by all Norwegian people. The gift was a steel sculpture of Tony Smith with a symbolic name “Wedding” – symbolizing love, harmony and mutual understanding. Unfortunately, the reality appeared to be tragic and this Wedding looks more like a forced marriage.
Famous Grand Cafe is fully associated with Henric Ibsen. Since 1891, when Ibsen returned to Norway, during 9 years he was a great attraction of the place. Nowadays one can compare it with a great marketing campaign. Attracted by Ibsen visitors could always find him between 1.20 and 2 pm, and 6 and 7.30 pm. You could set your watch after his habits. Due to a such important client, Grand Cafe made a special armchair where was written “Reserved Dr. Ibsen.”
Today he is not coming so often, but try your luck. Who knows maybe he is waiting for you.
Only few are honored to be set in stone during lifetime. Moreover in Oslo, where monuments dedicated to women are even more seldom, the monument of Wenche Foss 1917-2011 highlights great love and recognition she earned being actress and public figure.
Since her debut in 1935, Foss had acted in many theater, film and television productions. She also was a major figure in the Scandinavian country’s social circles and championed various causes, including promoting cancer awareness and helping disable children.
In 2007, for Wenches’s 90 anniversary , Queen Sonja of