Statues - Hither & Thither

Finland
Helsinki
Uusimaa

Tahkontie

Lauri 'Tahko' Pihkala

Pihtipudas 1888- 1981
influential sports and fitness ideologist and organizer. He developed new forms of sport and created 'pesäpallo', Finnish baseball
(Wikipedia)
Nina Sailo
1988

Helsinki /  Lauri 'Tahko' Pihkala   Helsinki /  Lauri 'Tahko' Pihkala

Description

Bronze statue of Pihkala orienteering, his favourite sport.

Helsinki - Lauri 'Tahko' Pihkala Helsinki - Lauri 'Tahko' Pihkala

Inscription(s)

lauro tahko
PIHKALA
5.1.1888 - 20.5.1981
urheilun avulla

kansamme parhaaksi

through sport
the best of our people

Signature

Nina Sailo.

Annotation

Unveiled on 5 January 1988, the 100th anniversary of Pihkala's birth. The memorial is based on the plans of Alpo Sailo (1877-1955), the husband of Nina Sailo.

Helsinki - Lauri 'Tahko' Pihkala

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 60°11'9" E 24°55'45"

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