Turku: Posankka Statue

Pispalavägen 5, 20540 Åbo, Finlandia

Simona Bertolaso

Åbo

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Description

Posankka is a statue located in Turku, Finland. The statue, which is located near the campus area of the University of Turku and the Turku Student Village, represents a hybrid between a marzipan pig ("possu") and a rubber duck ("ankka"). It is a pink animal with a duck’s lower body and a pig’s head.The statue was designed by Alvar Gullichsen in 1999 when it was placed floating in the Aurajoki river in Turku. The statue has stood at its current location since 2001.
Every winter, a Santa Claus hat is put on Posankka’s head,and on Walpurgis Night it is capped with a Finnish student cap

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