Some of the backdrops here are as entertaining as the wax figures themselves: Franz Kafka stands beside convincing ... More
Prague Wax Museum (Prazske Panoptikum)
Some of the backdrops here are as entertaining as the wax figures themselves: Franz Kafka stands beside convincing reconstructions of a shop and inn of his time; Emperor Rudolf II and his court alchemist - the Englishman Edward Kelley - stand watching an experiment in Kelley's dim laboratory. There are many figures from Czech history here, from Austrian emperors to the first Czech Communist President Klement Gottwald as well as cultural figures such as Antonin Dvorak, movie director Milos Forman and playwright-turned-president Vaclav Havel. The only thing that seems to be lacking is information which puts the characters in the context of their time. A short multimedia projection entitled "Love through Seven Centuries" explores the romantic nature of Prague.
Centre de Cultura Contemporania in Barcelona (CCCB) brought this creative exhibit to life. Having penned The Trial, Metamorphosis, and The
Castle, Franz Kafka (1883 1924) is the apostle of the literature of paranoia. While Kafka never specifies the exact ...
Prague's main thoroughfare is more of a sloping boulevard than a square, with a central concourse flanked by two roadways.
The hub of cultural, social and business activity with its many shops, hotels, bars and restaurants, it is busy ...
One of the city's most familiar sights, this massive Neo Renaissance construction overlooks the town from the top end of
Wenceslas Square. Soviet troops fired on the museum as they occupied Prague in August 1968. The interior is fairly ...
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