"Gaza Strip" Prague Local Custom Tip by Nemorino
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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.)
Address: Národní 13
Directions: GPS 50°4'53.83" North; 14°25'2.88" East
More street art on my VT pages:
• Street Art in Butte-aux-Cailles, Paris
• Jana & JS on Joan of Arc Street, Paris
• Belleville: Beware of Words by Ben Vautier, Paris.
• Belleville: Jean Le Gac's detective, Paris.
• Castle Festival and Street Art in Bad Vilbel, Germany
• Street Art by herakut in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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