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Father and Son' sculpture, Tartu

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Though originally intended to be placed in Tallinn, Tartu's Father and Son' sculpture has come to serve as one of the city's most well-known pieces of public artwork. Cast in bronze by a grieving widow in 1987, the statue was purchased by the local city council in 2001 to preserve it. Visit the unusual sculpture, which depicts a toddler-aged son hand-in-hand with his father. You'll notice immediately that the child's dimensions are equal to those of his parent, creating a disorienting effect. Be sure to bring your camera, as many find posing next to a man-sized child to be a great photo opportunity. Put Father and Son' sculpture on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tartu tourist route planner.
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  • It s a sculpture! It is in the city centre nea shopping centre kaubamaja, it looka interesting and a little bit unkomfortable!;) but you have to see ir and make a picture!  more »
  • It is slightly disturbing and thought-inspiring. Of younger and older generation, of parent-children relations, of many things. It may be even worth to sit on a nearby bench and look at the sculpture ...  more »
  • Located in the center, nice symbolic meaning and story. People dress the statues when it's winter sometimes  more »