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Address: Traverse Barla, 06300 Nice, France
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Funky Building

This is really strange looking with this multistory building being the face of a person, connected to the neck and shoulders being the base. Haven't been inside, but nice seeing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 May 2016
Al3alawi
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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

When driving down the busy road in Nice, you may slam on your brakes and ask "what is this?" The answer is La Tete Carree Library which is a large box shaped sculpture with a man's lower lip, chin and neck as the base and called "Thinking Inside The Box". It is an 85' tall cube shaped sculpture with 3... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is really strange looking with this multistory building being the face of a person, connected to the neck and shoulders being the base. Haven't been inside, but nice seeing it if on your way

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This was our room view from our Hotel. Extremely futuristic architecture and very interesting at the same time. To be honest I didn't visit it, but I think that it deserves to reach it, even if only to admire it.

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Unique architecture! Looks like a square head on a neck. Guess what.... This a multi purpose building -library at street level. Square head is actually office complex.

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harrisburg, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

We came around a corner on a bus and were amazed to see this enormous grey cube sitting on top of a chin and neck. Wow. Who would expect to see something like that so unexpectedly?! Giving it a 4 because it was such a surprise, not necessarily because it was beautiful.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

La Tete Carree is a drive-by attraction, pure and simple. It’s interesting because of its sheer novelty and large size, but only a contemporary art fanatic would think this sculpture merits a lengthy, contemplative inspection at close range.I'm glad I've seen it, but once is enough.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Interesting piece of art. "Block Head" is huge! Next to the library & modern art gallery. Makes for interesting photos.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Not really worthy of a stop, just makes a different photo, not too far from the centre of town, close to many shops and the monoprix

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Its totally ugly and not worth a visit. Inside and out Avoid at all costs, its grey and boring. Does nothing for the south of france.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

Nothing 'prissy', half-hearted, or apologetic about this eye-catching, thought provoking masterpiece of creative contemporary sculpture. We were weaned on a very restricted intake of 'masterpieces' some brilliant and highly talented but many, many frankly boring, drab, and stuck around a very limited theme range....and occupying endless miles of gallery walls. In the UK we are beginning to take to Street... More 

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