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Wonderland Sculpture

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500 Centre St SE | (plaza on south side of The Bow building), Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A6, Canada
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Now the heart of Calgary

I love this sculpture. I was never very impressed at these attempts at public art but this is an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul E
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British Columbia, Canada
Unique

I would recommend to all tourists to walk downtown and then view it cause there was so much traffic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ruchi S
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Vancouver, Canada
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“public art” (22 reviews)
“big head” (11 reviews)
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500 Centre St SE | (plaza on south side of The Bow building), Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A6, Canada
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"public art"
in 22 reviews
"downtown calgary"
in 32 reviews
"big head"
in 11 reviews
"walk inside"
in 10 reviews
"jaume plensa"
in 10 reviews
"cool piece of art"
in 6 reviews
"tallest building"
in 12 reviews
"different angles"
in 4 reviews
"urban art"
in 3 reviews
"every angle"
in 3 reviews
"building downtown"
in 3 reviews
"take pictures"
in 10 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 5 reviews
"street art"
in 3 reviews
"bow"
in 73 reviews
"mesh"
in 11 reviews
"artist"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this sculpture. I was never very impressed at these attempts at public art but this is an exception. I love that it is at street level and it makes a landmark in downtown Calgary that leaves an impression that someone cares enough to...More

Thank Paul E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would recommend to all tourists to walk downtown and then view it cause there was so much traffic and the streets are very narrow compared to vancouver so i only assume that parking will be an issue. But its immposible to miss... The sculpture...More

Thank Ruchi S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite out of many wonderful pieces of art in downtown Calgary, it looks so delicate, a must see if you are strolling around downtown.

Thank Debi H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting piece of public art where you can literally get inside the head of a young girl created by Barcelona artist Jaume Plensa. Twelve metres high and rendered in white bent-wire, this enigmatic bust gazes serenely at the comings and goings of a city...More

Thank chrissieonthego2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have actually left the East Village, National Music Centre or Stampede Park, to head home to northwest, and specifically chosen a Sixth Avenue route to pass by this large art piece. Very impressive.

Thank Donald F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A mega head in front of the Bow skyscraper. A very interesting piece of art. You can enter the head for an interior view.

Thank MarinaAagaard
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although downtown parking can be a pain, as it is in many major cities, major art works like Jaume Plensa's Wonderland make the trip worthwhile. There's lots to intrigue both the young and the old here. My favourite time to see it is in the...More

Thank BenLar137
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is a very cool masterpiece and on a tourist note have to admit it makes amazing evening photos as it lights up when it is dark. What a great way to promote art

Thank Yulia Z
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

if you can avoid downtown do it, because the parking is a nightmare and expensive. we tried to shop, but it wasn't worth it.

Thank LonDeb P
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I am an art lover my self !! In Calgary a wonderful art work was taken down because a child got burns from that as his / her mom was careless !! BUt what is the problem with the art , I don't understand ????...More

Thank Gaucalgary
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instalher
17 April 2017|
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Response from Kondy1 | Reviewed this property |
Just think...there are even worse art pieces on calgary streets courtesy of the tax payers!
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