Taru ja Totuus – Topeliuksen muistomerkki
Fact and Fable – Memorial to Topelius
Uudenkaarlepyyn maalaiskunta 1818 - Sipoo 1898
Swedish-speaking Finnish author, journalist, historian, and rector of the University of Helsinki who wrote novels related to Finnish history in Swedish
Two bronze allegorical female figures, facing in opposite directions:
- Fact with the flame of truth on her palm; she looks down the Esplanadi park.
- Fable with the crown-headed bird of fable resting on her fingers; she looks to the street.
On the pedestal is a relief portrait of Topelius.
gunnar finne 1932
- Gunnar Finne (Hollola 1886 - 1952),
Sources & Information
Location N 60°10'3" E 24°56'41"
Item Code: fi078; Photograph: 30 June 2013
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