Větráky Letenského Tunelu Prague

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Větráky Letenského Tunelu – Timeless creativity

Art is all around you in Prague. Its integration into everyday life can be so clever that you can pass by and overlook an important artwork without knowing. The four ventilation chimneys of Letná road tunnel (Větráky Letenského tunelu) in the city park Letenský sady are a remarkable example.

I am so proud to know about this monumental artwork that has no competitor. The four 20-meter chimneys are covered with black and white mosaics. It is hard to believe that you are looking at art co-created in 1969 by using a computer for creating abstract geometric paintings. The modern expression and revolutionary technique, for the period, deserve admiration.

There are just a few people outside professional circles that know about this most spectacular work of well-known Czech painter Zdeněk Sýkora (1920-2011). The chimneys are situated near the entrance path to the city park. Anonymously, without any description. I discovered more information about them in an exhibition. I remember my surprise like it was yesterday. Since then, I have paid a lot of attention to them.

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Details about this spot



Kostelní 44, Prague

Opening Times

24 hours daily
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)