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A big fan of Norse mythology, sculptor Dagfin Werenskiold created this fountain relief depicting the Well of Uror at the foot of the tree Yggdrasil (the “Tree of Life.”) Three females called “Norns” water the tree and also weave the fate of men (just like the Moirai — shout out to my Greek friends; Greece is everywhere, baby!) Tree imagery can be found all over City Hall, perhaps encouraging Norwegians to remember their heritage in the form of both forestry and folklore.

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