Peace

The last few days have been very full and very busy. Here are some of the highlights.

We visited and toured the Oslo city hall which is very large and full of history and art. The art depicts the history of Oslo and includes many cultural symbols. There is even one of Edvard Munch’s more famous paintings featured in a room.

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After visiting the city hall we went to the Nobel Peace Center. This was an amazing museum that told the history of how the prize came to be and also held information about each person that has received the prize. Some of the temporary exhibits were an exhibit on refugees and an exhibit of the 2016 recipient Juan Manuel Santos. I found this exhibit very interesting because I went to a lecture on UTK campus about FARC and Juan Manuel Santos’s efforts for peace.

We also toured a Mosque and learned about immigration through the member’s perspective. Another thing that my professor and I did was go to Ekeberparken. Ekeberparken is a sculpture park not to far from our hotel. It was very beautiful and a good hike at some points. Some of my favorites that we saw are pictured below.

One other thing that was in the sculpture garden that I really enjoyed was the lookout that inspired Edvard Munch’s The Scream. There was a plaque that described what inspired him and encouraged visitors to take pictures in the spot. My professor and I did just that.

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