Gaza Strip in Prague

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).

Detail of Blu’s Gaza Strip

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 destructive, especially when they are used to demolish buildings and replace them with parking lots — perhaps it was also Blu’s intention to suggest this.)

GPS 50°4’53.83″ North; 14°25’2.88″ East

My photos in this post are from 2011. I revised the text in 2019.

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