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Easy to find this metal sculpture on Vanemuise just up from the Vanemuine theatre. A walk around... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2018
Tartu, Estonia
Nice idea and humorous memorial

Having read Lotman's pioneering "Semiotics of Cinema" (1976), I was delighted to find his... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2016
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Apr 25, 2018
“Easy to find”
Aug 14, 2017
“Never realised that is a monument to someone”
The long-serving professor of the University of Tartu was one of the brightest scientists in 20th century Tartu. Lotman studied the history of Russian literature and culture and general regularities of culture. He laid the foundation of cultural...more
W. Struve tn, Tartu, Estonia
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Easy to find this metal sculpture on Vanemuise just up from the Vanemuine theatre. A walk around the metal pipe sculpture brings the form into a perfect outline portrait of this significance academic. Unfortunately insensitively encroached on in the last 8 months by some University...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

It must have been nice as conceived, but when I saw it it was just a mass of twisted pipes, the fountains did not work and just a little stale water was left at the bottom of the pool. Definitely not something to go out...More

Thank andrasz
Reviewed July 27, 2017

The "statue" of famous professor Lotman that is situated infront of the Tartu University library. It is ok looking as a fountain and offers a good sitting place for studying and book reading, but as a statue it looks like a pile of bent pipes....More

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Reviewed September 5, 2016

Having read Lotman's pioneering "Semiotics of Cinema" (1976), I was delighted to find his self-caricature in 3D spouting out water in this fountain feature near Tartu University Library. You can also sit on one of the two memorial Lotman benches by the old cathedral on...More

Thank Tagg2244
Reviewed April 25, 2016

An interesting fountain when it is actually working but could use some explanation and could add a splash of color like the fountains in Paris

Thank jeffthecheff
Reviewed June 24, 2015

Accidentally stumbled across this sculpture when there was a cycling event happening in town, beautiful steel-pipe sculpture dedicated to Yuri Lotman, whom was a professor of the University of Tartu and one of the greatest scientists from Estonia.

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