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Sculpture of Johann Voldemar Jannsen

Rueuetli 21, Parnu 80011, Estonia
+372 447 3000
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Respectable statue!

In the old Pärnu located statue is nearly forgotten, luckily we found it and were able to see it... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Maailmanpyora
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Espoo, Finland
J.V. Jannsen

Statue of a great forefather of estonian culture, literature and journalism, specially connected... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Martin R
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On Ruutli street situates the modern city sculpture perfect example - the life-size sculpture of Johann Voldemar Jannsen, the father of Estonian journalism. Hard hat in one hand and newspaper in the other he is like stopped for a moment to peek into today's Parnu Postimees office windows!Interesting to know!According to belief touching the page of Perno Postimees in Jannsen's hand will bring you good news this day!Monument created by professor Mati Karmin was ordered by Parnu Postimees for 150th birthday of newspaper Perno Postimees that first came out in 1857.
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Rueuetli 21, Parnu 80011, Estonia
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+372 447 3000
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

In the old Pärnu located statue is nearly forgotten, luckily we found it and were able to see it. Worth to visit.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Statue of a great forefather of estonian culture, literature and journalism, specially connected with Pärnu. Founder of local newspaper Parnu Postimees.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

I am now trying to rethink how to rate statues. Should the rating be based on what is worth going out of the way for. Should the rating be based on artistic value? On historical value? If a statue creates an opportunity for a guide...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

This statue done in full size (of an estonian writer i guess) is a nice ingredient on tha walking street in the center of Pärnu. It seems like it was made just for taking photos.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

It was nice to get to know this great person of Estonian history. Also a good chance to take pictures besides him as a souvenir.

Thank Sami V
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

I'm not claiming that you go out of your way for this, but it is a really nice statue (and photo opportunity) and brought this character to my attention in a way that no plaque or history book would do.

Thank Jincognito
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Estonian glory. Thanks to him we have national songfestival - party for every estonian. Also a founder of local newspaper published on 5 June 1857.We can consider him as the father of Estonian journalism.

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

We visited on a public holiday and Johann cut a lonely figure on this quaint street of the old town.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Really nice and well made sculpture of one of the most important man of Estonia. It's on a really good place, easy to access by car and by foot.

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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The statue is located on a pedestrian street on the old town centre of Parnu. Not worth a special trip but you will come across the bronze statue anyway as you visit old town.

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