Prague, Czech Republic
In front of the [Spanish] synagogue is a statue of Franz Kafka on top of a figure with no face and no hands. It’s based on one of his early short stories called Description of a Struggle, and is one of the few pieces of his writing that features the streets of Prague.
“And now – with a flourish, as though it were not the first time – I leapt onto the shoulders of my acquaintance, and by digging my fists into his back I urged him into a trot. But since he stumped forward rather reluctantly and sometimes even stopped, I kicked him in the belly several times with my boots, to make him more lively. It worked and we came fast enough into the interior of a vast but as yet unfinished landscape.”