Franz Kafka statue, Prague

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  • Next to the Spanish synagogue lies this unique monument. Kafka is carried on the shoulders by a man with no head and no arms. Everyone gives its own interpretation "Kafkaesque".
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  • Discreet yet, the statue a tribute to the great writer in Prague is located next to the entrance of the Spanish synagogue. It was built in 2003 on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the birth of Franz Kafka. The sculptor, Jaroslav Rona, represented Kafka on the shoulders of a giant headless and armless, a mysterious image that could evoke both the golem that tear and loss right at the opera Kafkaesque. The 194 bus there stops, otherwise the nearest metro is Staroměstská (A-Green Line).
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  • Around Prague with a free tour we went to the entrance to the Jewish quarter where the monument to Franz Kafka, sculpture that represents his madness and grandeur, but he was not well known in the city was one of the most celebrated writers of world literature. Following and very close are the Spanish synagogue and the old and new synagogue. Metamorphosis is one of his books more read. I recommend a visit.
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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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