Sculpture of Johann Voldemar Jannsen

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.

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

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  • Its a statue with a small plaque; if you are there its worth 5 minutes, but not worth going out of way for

    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...

  • Nice spoy for phototaking

    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.

  • Great person

    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.


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