Monument to Kristjan Jaak Peterson, Tartu

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  • We had enough time to wander around and enjoyed the parks, statues, trees and flowers in Tartu. The guide told the history of many people and the city and we learned a lot. Nice, but not a must if...  more »
  • Although some people here claimed that this monument is ugly, I can not agree with them. In my eyes, this monument is quite romantic. It reminds me on a Serbian poet Branko Radičević who also lived...  more »
  • Love the statue. Superbly magistral
  • K.J Peterson was Estonian poet and writer. He is well-known because of his journey from Riga to Tartu by foot and famous lines: "Kas siis selle maa keel Laulutuules ei või Taevani tõustes üles Igavikku omale otsida?" meaning: "Can´t the language of this land In the wind of incantation Rising up to the heavens Seek for eternity?" He was also polyglot speaking 16 different languages at the age of 21. Unfortunately he was so young when he died of tuberculosis.
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