On Rüütli 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 Pärnu 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 Pärnu Postimees for 150th birthday of newspaper Perno Postimees that first came out in 1857.
Nice sculpture in the right place. Very important person in Estonian history and specially Pärnu newspaper "Pärnu Postimees". Children like very much this sculpture.
Historical value but nothing more special. Anyway worth to have a look at. Its nicely placed at the rotuar.
Nice idea to stand there this guy as a owner of first newspaper in Estonian language close to the current place of Parnu newspaper. Kids will have a fun.