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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  • August 15, 2017
    Dead easy to find and very amusing even if the son looks a bit big. Shiny penises betray tourist handling  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Just good to pass sit as it is near you way when you go from Kaubamaja to go to see Town Hall. This is the same level when you walk, so you can take the picture with this statue when you like.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Statues in public places are boring more often than not, this is a refreshing exception. A simple idea executed in a straight forward manner, yet a very memorable one.  more »

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