Statues - Hither & Thither

Finland
Lahti
Päijät-Häme

Erkonpuisto
(Erkon Park)

J.H. Erkko

Juhana Heikki (Johan Henrik) Erkko
(Orimattila 1849 - Helsinki 1906), Finnish poet, aphorist, and playwright
(Wikipedia)
Essi Renvall
1956

Lahti /  J.H. Erkko   Lahti /  J.H. Erkko

Description

Bronze statue.

Inscription(s)

on mulle suomi suloisin,
vaan häme siitäi kallihin!
J.H. Erkko
16.1.1849 - 16.11.1906

The text are the first lines of the Häme song, roughly translated: Finland is the sweetest country to me, but Häme is the most beautifull (full text).

Signature

essi renvall -56

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location (N 60°58'56" - E 25°39'1")

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