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Address: Kuuni tn, Tartu, Estonia
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Unveiled on Kuuni Street in Tartu on Child Protection Day on 1 June 2004,...

Unveiled on Kuuni Street in Tartu on Child Protection Day on 1 June 2004, this bronze sculpture by Ulo Oun (1944-1988) is said by his widow Inara Oun to portray the sculptor himself with a child taking after their son Kristjan at the age of 18 months. The sculpture was created in 1977 before being cast in bronze in 1987. It was originally designed to be erected in Tallinn, but Tartu City Government bought the sculpture in autumn 2001.

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Strange but catchy statue.

Generally you cannot miss it on the promenade. And you understand that it is Father And son only when read it. From the distance it looks different. I maybe do not understand... read more

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Rome, Italy
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25 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located in the center, nice symbolic meaning and story. People dress the statues when it's winter sometimes

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Tartu, Estonia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can understand that the statue symbolizes the bond between a father and his son, but i still dont like it very much. A giant naked baby really isnt my thing.

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Europe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Generally you cannot miss it on the promenade. And you understand that it is Father And son only when read it. From the distance it looks different. I maybe do not understand sculptors idea, but not sure (or cannot be convinced) why it was chosen to make these persons naked. But this is definitely those spots everybody wants to see.

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Thank BoWu
Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sculpture made by sculptor Ülo Õun (1940-1988) in 1977 depicts the author and his 1.5-year old son Kristjan. Apparently, the sculpture expresses ties between different generations and evolution, but some find it strange and even spooky. A must.

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Thank Mariusz M
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Estonian sculpture of himself and young son but you equivalent height. Kids found joyful. Adults poignant.

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Thank Pauleen L
Tartu, Estonia
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Bronze statue showing body proportions of humans in different age. Placed in the middle of pedestrian area

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Thank Janneorro
Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Its one of the famous sculptures in whole Estonia and you just have to make pictures with it 😊 its located in the centrum, so you cant miss it

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Thank KatrinJ_est
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

It is unusual sculpture - but it's really nice and giving some special impression to Tartu old town.

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Thank Agnė S
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

I had to find this when looking for things to day while in Tartu. It was just one of many beautiful pieces throughout the city!

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Thank Erica C
Tartu, Estonia
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

It is an exotic sculpture which tempts you to have a photo with. It will be interesting for people who like art to do some analysing there. 2 mins walk from the town square, and you can hang out in the park where it is installed. A photo is a must here!

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