"Gaza Strip" Prague Local Custom Tip by Nemorino

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  Gaza Strip at Národní 13
by Nemorino

On National Street (Národní ulice) near the National Theater (Národní divadlo) there is an ugly parking lot with an interesting mural behind it, showing tanks and bulldozers chasing each other along an endless strip of the type known as a Möbius strip (named after one its discoverers, the German mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius).

It turns out that this mural is entitled "Gaza Strip" and was painted in 2008 by the Italian street artist Blu, who intended it as a symbol of destruction and construction.

(Though in my opinion bulldozers and mechanical shovels can also be just as destructive as tanks, especially when they are used to demolish buildings and replace them with parking lots -- maybe it was also Blu's intention to suggest this.)

Blu has two websites, by the way. One is blublu.org and the other is artsh.it -- in which the ending .it stands for Italy, of course.

Address: Národní 13
Directions: GPS 50°4'53.83" North; 14°25'2.88" East

Website: http://blublu.org/sito/walls/2008/011.htm

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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