This week's question inspired by the tragic news that Troll Penis was vandalized:
More local to Oslo:
We have the Mini Bottle Gallery, the "largest mini bottle gallery in the world!" Because, why not?
Also, the Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum, which is kind of hard to explain. It's basically a death-themed art installation with ridiculously crazy acoustics. When you walk in, it's almost pitch black and you can only see a few creepy paintings on the walls that are illuminated by dim lights. As your eyes adjust, you see more and more of the wall paintings (lots of skeletons), and after about 20 minutes, you can start to see the sculptures in the corners of the room. Meanwhile, the place is such an echo chamber that you have to wear shoe protectors, and you can hear endless whispers from people's denim jeans rubbing together as they walk. It's in the middle of a residential neighborhood outside the city center, and they only open for a few hours on one afternoon each week.
The Hunterian Museum - seriously one of the weirdest museums I've ever been too. Went on a walking tour where they showed off all the examples of body parts with venereal disease. Unfortunately it is closed until 2020 for renovations.
Post by dorothyinAus on Jun 28, 2017 20:25:33 GMT -5
I'm honestly not sure what's unusual around me. Not far from me is the Penguin Parade, where the Fairy Penguins come home to nest nightly. It's a big tourist draw, though I've never been.
I tell everyone who comes to Melbourne to take a tour of Parliament House, even if they have no interest in politics, it's really interesting and it helps explain the Westminster/Parliamentary system, especially if you grew up in the US and don't really understand the differences.
And one of the big local draws is the State Coal Mine, which is interesting, though I have never been in the underground part. My FIL apprenticed at the mine so he keeps trying to take me "down pit" for a tour with a "real" miner, but I keep declining the offer.
It's about an hour from here and it is weird. We visited it a couple of years ago with my sister. I don't particularly like heights anyway but this just gave me the willies. I only went up to the first level and called it good. Didn't feel too safe going up more than that