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Father and Son Sculpture, Tartu

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Monument · Tourist Spot
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. Arrange your visit to Father and Son Sculpture and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tartu using our Tartu online day trip planner.
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  • Tartu is really aware of the process of aging and this monument proves it. The father and the son are the same height but of different age. Slightly surprising to see naked people in the middle of...  more »
  • An unusual piece that certainly leaves you thinking or saying something. What exactly that is....well....that's for you to decide.  more »
  • me every time I'm forced to go past the wretched thing: [ walking faster ] ಠ_ಠ Great idea, okay execution, baffling location. I miss the first years it was there and locals would put clothes on them. Now everyone has given up and the years & elements have taken their toll.
  • Strange sculpture. Scultor made images of him and his son.
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