Metronome, Prague

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    View from the Metronome, Prague
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    Metronome, Prague
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    Metronome, Prague
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    Metronome

    by antistar Written Nov 16, 2008

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    Once upon a time there was a gigantic statue of Joseph Stalin overlooking the city of Prague on the banks of the Vltava river. It was over fifty metres high and pure marble. It was the biggest monument to any communist leader in the world at that time. It was torn down only seven years after it was built.

    Shame really, because the metronome that replaced it just isn't quite as dramatic. It does have great views of the city still.

    View from the Metronome, Prague Metronome, Prague Metronome, Prague

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    The Metronome

    by easyoar Written May 27, 2006

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    This rather bizarre Metronome was built in 1991. The site it occupies is where a huge statue of Stalin used to sit. This was blown up in 1962. If you look at my second photo you will see what this statue used to look like (I took the picture of Stalin’s statue in the communist museum where there was a card explaining this).

    There is little to like about this Metronome, and indeed it seems to be as disliked as Stalin’s Statue was by the locals. Plans seem to be ongoing for what to replace it with, but don’t hold your breath, the have been planning for a good number of years… However the good reason to visit this Metronome is the views down to the river and the bridges.

    Prague's Metronome Stalin's Statue in Prague
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    Metronome

    by chrishc Updated Jun 17, 2005

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    This piece of active sculpture replaced a statue of Stalin and waves to the city all day from it's lofty perch.

    Just behind it there is a park where a lot of skateboarders congregate, they are fun to watch and quite skilful.

    Thanks to Vratsab for help in the position of this highlight.

    Altogether now

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  • Metronome at Letna

    by Zinh Written May 31, 2005

    If you want to get a "taste of communism" visit the former site of the Stalin monument which cast it's shadow over Prague from 1955 to 1962. At the site there's now a giant metronome erected in 1991,

    How to get there:
    Take Tram 12 or 17 from the centre to Cechuv Most. Walk up the stairs to Letna Park and the Metronome.

    Metronome at Letna
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    Music to my ears?

    by ettenaj Written Oct 18, 2003

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    A huge metronome now stands on the old site of where a statue of Stalin once stood, it was pulled down in the 1960's

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