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Where The "Wilde" Things Are

I love this postcard from Estonia!

Until receiving this through Postcrossing, I didn't know that such statues of Oscar Wilde and Eduard Wilde existed together! You can find this in the city of Tartu. It's a popular photo spot for tourists, obviously! And from my blog title, you can tell that I'm also excited about the book-turned-movie "Where the Wild Things Are," showing next week!

"Statue of the Two Wildes:" The hypothetical conversation between the Irish writer Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) and the Estonian writer Eduard Wilde (1865-1933) depicted in the sculpture could have taken place in 1892. The two actually never met. The building behind the two authors used to be a printing shop that was founded by yet another Wilde--Peter Ernst Wilde. Today, the building houses a cafe and an Irish pub. The sculpture was unveiled in 1999, in 2004 a copy of the sculpture was presented to the Irish city of Galway.

[additional info taken from the back of the postcard]


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Snap said...

What a great card! And a place for us onlookers to sit,too! Very interesting. It made me smile!

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

The Estonians were very clever to think of placing these together - and you were clever to catch the connection as the movie came out!
I think Oscar W. would have found the statutes - and the book - quite amusing!
Evelyn in Montreal

Postcardy said...

That's a clever postcard.

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Didn't know there's another Wilde besides Oscar. Obviously, the latter is more popular.

Lawstude said...

hmmm will i don't think i want to be in the middle. i bet my nose will bleed if i listen to both of them.

Sheila said...

Fantastic! I always do like statues at the best of times, but this one has that extra dimension, the clever way of linking the two men - three really, with the founder of the printing shop.

MrCachet said...

Anybody who likes history and stamps has at least two things going for them! Add a good read and you're set for life.

Nice card! We have a little paperboy in our walking mall downtown that never ceases to bring back memories to me every time I walk by him.

Aimee said...

I just love this card! How interesting...I never knew the statues exsisted either.

Debs said...

thanks for sharing this...i'd never heard of eduard wilde!

Christine Heycke said...

An interesting tidbit of history...Thanks!

steviewren said...

I like the initiative of that business owner. It makes his business unique. We can all use some positive advertising.

Marie Reed said...

I had never heard of Eduard wild! I can't wait to look him up and read one of his books now!

Ebie said...

I think this postcard is hilarious with the invisible third person! Oh, some great thinking minds!

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