Statues - Hither & Thither

Estonia
Valga
Valgamaa

Säde park

Toomas Nipernaadi - August Gailit monument

August Gailit
Kuiksilla, Valgamaa 1891 - Örebro, Sweden 1960
Estonian writer; wrote int. al. Toomas Nipernaadi (1928)
(Wikipedia)
Jaak Soans
2001

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Description

Statue of a happy man, standing on one leg and with his arms spread. He stands on a sphere with houses.

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Inscription(s)

Vilistades ja trallitades
laks tarmööda toimavat teed...

A. Gailiti romaanist "Toomas Nipernaad"


Valgamaal sündinud kirjandusklassik
AUGUST GAILIT 9.i.1891 - 5.xi.1960

Whistling and air-heads
spank the tar along a winding dirt road ...

A. Gailit's Novel "Toomas Nipernaad"


Classic literature writer, born in Valga County
August Gailit 9 Jan. 1891 - 5 Nov. 1960

Signature

ARS / 2009

Annotation

Toomas Nipernaadi is an archetypical traveller; a vagabond. He is noted for frequent lying, for promising something to everybody around him, and to beautiful women in particular but always moving on before his promises can be fulfilled. Nipernaadi is a writer who spends his summers travelling incognito around Maarjamaa (Livonia). Despite the roguish nature of his behavior, he still somehow brings hope to the stagnant backwater villages he breezes through, inspiring the inhabitants to turn their own dreams into reality (Wikipedia).

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Locatie (N 57°46'35" - E 26°2'9")

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