Franz Kafka Monument, Prague

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  • Not easy to find the sculpture. She is beautiful! Fascinating to watch. Technical prowess on the part of the designer. She would be implemented more in value in a park for example.
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  • It was almost as interactive as 'the Bean' in Chicago. Nice location for the artwork too, with reflections in the buildings' windows surrounding it. Stop if you are within three for blocks of it.  more »
  • I haven't seen anything like it in all my travels and am still amazed by it to this day.Could watch it change for hours on end.  more »
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  • Fascinating monument for the great Franz Kafka. The engineering of this one is really interesting. The various blocks that make up the whole structure keep moving and rotating in a specific way, making the face of Kafka every now and then, for a brief time. It was somehow a little confusing to find though, on Google maps. It's behind a big shopping mall. So if you get down in the nearest tram stop, walk through the shopping mall to get to this monument. Definitely worth checking out if you are a fan of the great writer.
  • Самое оригинальная статуя, которую когда либо видела. Стоять и смотреть на нее можно вечно!!! Захватывает! В солнечную погоду лучи одбиваются от статуи и очень ярко светят в глаза. Возьмите солнцезащитные очки).В округе много ресторанчиков и кафе(особо не дешевые). Можно сидеть на улице и смотреть на эту красоту! Людей по сравнению с Карловым мостом не много. Стоит посетить и подержать Голову Кафки на ладони)
  • It's nice, but it's not really about Kafka in any way, I think they just needed a famous Czech involved in the arts for a public work. This is from a non professional opinion, but I think the aesthetic in no way captures the Kafkaesque ethos and that he personally wouldn't have particularly liked it. They also mistranslated the title of Der Schloss which annoyed me. That said it is a cool statue on it's own merits.
  • Very cool, but the mouth is slightly off place so it never really goes back to being aligned. A spot of maintenance and it would be perfect!
  • A pretty interesting sculpture of franz kafka, designed and built by famous sculptor david carney. In fact, it is a signature sculpture of carney, as he used stainless steel plates, and added continous motion in the sculpture to reflect on kafka's famous novel, metamorphosis. The sculpture may have better appeal if the surrounding landscape supports it.
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