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Statue of the week no: 6

October 10, 2010

This weeks statue is of Roald Amundsen (1872 – 1928).  Amundsen was the first person to reach both North and South Poles.  He beat Scott to the South Pole, reaching it on 14th December 1911.  Scott reached the pole, only to discover that the Norwegians had been there before him, on the 17th January 1912 . The statue is on the Bygdøy peninsula (in Oslo) outside the Fram, Kon-tiki and Norwegian Maritime Museums. 

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  1. Consultant C permalink
    October 20, 2010 7:29 pm

    Cracking beak! I’ve seen his likeness before at Ny Alesund in Svalbard, but that one looks pleasingly more cartoony. Where’s Nansen? You must have one of him?

  2. October 26, 2010 3:47 pm

    No statue of Nansen at the Fram – perhaps he’s somewhere else in Oslo – off to check!

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