Statue of Arne Garborg

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This is the upper end of Mølledammen (The Millpond) and the surrounding park, the center of Bryne. Behind the water the statue of the writer and journalist Arne Garborg (1851–1924) who was born near by and whose soul never left Jæren. The artist is Fritz Røed.

Another man born here was Fritz Røed (1928–2002). He became a famous sculptor, working mainly in Italy, but also in Mexico and Norway. Shortly before he died he presented the idea of a sculpture park at (and in) Mølledammen. The project, comprising ten sculptures, was carried through by his friend the sculptor Skule Waksvik and the park was opened 1 October 2004. The subsequent pictures show eight of these sculptures.

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