Sculpture of three giant light bulbs: in memory of Thomas Alva Edison

by Michal Kašpárek on September 8, 2010

Did you know that the first european theatre lighten up by electrict light bulbs was located in Brno? And that the famous inventor Thomas Alva Edison visited the town in 1882, because this was his project?

Most people don’t, so now there is a monument to remind that:

Three giant lightbulbs commemorating Thomas Alva Edison

Three giant light bulbs commemorating Thomas Alva Edison

The first electically lit theatre in Europe behind the monument

The first electically lit theatre in Europe behind the monument

The sculpture was made by Tomáš Medek

The sculpture was made by Tomáš Medek

I like this monument – people passing by were stopping to explore it, touch it, and to read the small banner. I’ve never experienced such a reception of a new sculpture on a street.

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David K. September 9, 2010 at 3:55 PM

(tech: i think it’s actually four light-bulbs :) other than that, any addition to the bleak and modern-art-hungry brno landscape is wecome, pretty much anything goes.. except for the new c(l)ock about to be unveiled on svobodak of course. the horror!

gbenga December 6, 2010 at 1:44 PM

He is really a mentor

Zayle August 22, 2011 at 5:46 AM

Except Edison didn’t invent the lightbulb.

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