Toripolliisi

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Toripolliisi (The Bobby at the Market Place in English) is a bronze sculpture located at the market square in Oulu, Finland. It was made by sculptor Kaarlo Mikkonen in 1987, and it is his only publicly displayed sculpture. The sculpture measures 220×150×112 centimetres (86.6×59×44 inches), and it was named in honour of the bobbies that once patrolled the market place. The sculpture was funded with the help of a public fund raising started in 1985, and it was revealed in September 1987. [1]

English language West Germanic language

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References

  1. "The Bobby at the Market Place, 1987". Archived from the original on 20 April 2005. Retrieved 14 August 2013.

Coordinates: 65°00′48″N25°27′53″E / 65.01333°N 25.46472°E / 65.01333; 25.46472

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