Monuments/ Statues in Tallinn

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Monuments & Statues in Tallinn

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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
    This huge monument is located on the shores of the Gulf of Finland in Tallinn's Pirita, on the edge of Kadriorg Park.

    Russalka is a memorial to the sinking of the Russian battleship Rusalka which sank en route to Finland in 1893. The bronze monument depicts an angel holding an Orthodox cross in the assumed direction of the shipwreck.

    Russalka was completed in 1902. It is the first monument made by Estonian artist, the sculptor Amandus Adamson.
    Written 21 July 2022
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  • Randall E
    New York City, NY1 contribution
    The memorial is a moving tribute to a shipwreck that I had not been previously aware of. An older Estonian woman passing by gave us a little history lesson about the wreck and what it meant to her country. Be aware that there is nothing stopping people from walking on top of the straight part of the monument, which means that you can walk all the way to the end, where it drops off precipitously. (It's actually set up in a way that kind of invites you to do just that.) Some teenagers were walking to the edge when we were there, and I shudder to think what would have happened if they had fallen. My daughter called it the "Museum of Parental Torture" for the anxiety it created in me. Please keep an eye on children who are not old enough to realize how dangerous it could be.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • YO_LOOK_AT_ME
    San Antonio, TX2,265 contributions
    Not sure what this is/was representing other than a man walking…it was one of the first sculptures encountered when entering the Vira Gates.
    Written 4 August 2019
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  • TbT
    Cedar Rapids, IA330 contributions
    This is a pleasant hill to walk around & get away from the cruise tour groups across the street on Toompea. It gives a good view of the parks & Freedom Square below. I had a drink & a snack at the small cafe here.
    Written 1 December 2019
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    Lynden, WA398 contributions
    Very somber and moving new memorial (opened in 2018) to the victims of communism. Long walk through the center metal plates gives you a feel for the isolation and darkness that communism brought to this country. The list of names that perished is very long and you need to walk all the way around it as each side has a story to tell. Many families were there the day I was and it was good to see multiple generations together talking about names and information panels that tell the history.
    Written 21 August 2020
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    Lynden, WA398 contributions
    Memorial to those who fell in Estonia's struggle for independence. Located on Freedom Square it is lit at night and good to walk by going or coming from Old Town. If you want to know more about Estonia's push for freedom there is a small museum on the square where this is located call the Museum of the Popular Front (it's free) and has more info on the struggles that the cross commemorates.
    Written 21 August 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
    This striking memorial is situated in Tammsaare park in central Tallinn.

    The monument was completed to mark the 100th birthday of author A. H. Tammsaare (1878-1940).

    The park has got a facelift since our last visit. The monument is clearly visible now.
    Written 27 August 2020
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  • ShankerSreekumar
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates946 contributions
    This was part of our visit to Tallinn on our cruise trip. A good place to take some photos. A big amphitheater in a good location. If it was during some concert it would have been a rich experience. There are some souvenir shops outside from which you can get some. They accept all major credit cards. So no need to worry. And quite cheap also.
    Written 1 November 2018
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  • PBTravelstheWorld
    Lynden, WA398 contributions
    Very large Soviet era memorial that today has much graffiti and crumbling concrete. The memorial is to those who have fallen in the Soviet era and the bronze sculpture pieces attached to the concrete structure symbolize the pain and suffering of the Soviet era. There is also a large flat area that would accommodate a large military parade in past ceremonies.
    Written 21 August 2020
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  • Zhukov
    Inverness, UK465 contributions
    Always interested in people who contributed to the well being of thier country. I had not heard of him before so a good education on the man
    Written 27 August 2018
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
    Eduard Vilde (1865-1933) was an Estonian writer and journalist. He was the most significant realist in Estonian literature.

    Eduard Vilde's memorial monument can be found on Harju street next to St. Nicholas Church.

    The cornerstone was laid on March 4, 1965, to celebrate Eduard Vilde's 100th birthday.

    The red dolomite monument is an open book with a bronze relief and signature of Eduard Vilde on the right.
    Written 16 September 2021
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  • June A
    Surrey, UK2,438 contributions
    This is an interesting example of praise for a Russian President for his role in helping the Lithuanian people achieve their independence, a simple plaque thanking the man for his services. It can be found near the bottom of the steps up to the viewing platform.
    Written 17 October 2018
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
    This striking monument was revealed in 1959 near Estonia Theater in Tammsaare Park.

    Estonian nationalists demonstrated against the Russian government. Government troops fired on demonstrators in Reval (Tallinn) on October 16, 1905, resulting in the deaths of 150 individuals. This monument is for them.
    Written 16 July 2022
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