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Oslo – Tigerstaden

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Tigerstaden – “City of Tigers” is a nickname for Oslo originally used to describe California as a dangerous and merciless metropolis. The first literary evidence of the nickname is from the poem Last Song (Siste Sang ) 1870 of Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. Today, it seems that people in Oslo have redefined the term to something positive and they call in the city for its “Tigerstaden” with pride. In the anniversary year 2000 (1000 years to Oslo) the large bronze sculpture of a tiger made by Elena Engelsen was erected in front of Oslo Central Station. Since then, it became almost “must” in every tourist picture.

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