We are so excited to be neighbor with the “diver” on the honorary pier between City Hall pier no 2 and 3. It’s amazing to see the hordes of people photographing the statue of brilliant polished stainless steel with a mirror-shiny surface.
It is sensational to see how many photos are being posted on social media, and only on Instagram, we found more than 280 photographs.
“Dykkaren” the statue, is created by Ola Enstad. The diver looks out over the magnificent Oslo fjord and is fully suited in scuba gear. The diver has crossed arms over his chest and is leaning slightly forward to dive into the water.
From Wikipedia, we can read that the artist has at least 3 noteworthy statues in Oslo, the “Fist and Rose” on Lilletorget and the 6 divers heading into the Akerselva. He is a renowned artist and his work is esthetic and figurative.
The honorary pier or “Honnørbrygga” – bear witness to many historical events, the most significant is the landing where the Norwegian King returned after the WWII. There is pride in the spot where the diver is placed and is one of the most scenic positions in Oslo. Many of the photos posted also include all the beautiful sailing ships and the classic fjord sightseeing boats.
Come see for yourself. Location Honnørbrygga – next to City Hall pier 3 in Oslo.