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John Lennon Wall, Prague
After John Lennon’s assassination in 1980 mourners in (then) Czechoslovakia painted images of Lennon and words of love and condolence on a large inner-city wall in Prague.

The communist authorities had the wall painted over. Undaunted, the fans put up new poems and art, and thus a tradition began.

No longer painted over by authorities, the John Lennon wall is a massive artwork in progress, continually being painted over and over and densely layered with words of love and peace from individuals all over the world.

Power to the people, right on!

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Comments

  • dani05
    dani05over 5 years ago

    LOVE IT!!

  • ta Dani :)

    – John Douglas

  • ein22
    ein22over 5 years ago

    Powerful Reminder of how one man changed the greater part of a generation. Powerful image John.

  • thanks Andrew :)

    – John Douglas

  • JAMESHOLLOWAY
    JAMESHOLLOWAYover 5 years ago

    never new about this john….love it and it is a wonderful tribute to a brilliant artist

  • thanks James, John Lennon is one of my heroes from way back so was thrilled to learn about this wall also.

    – John Douglas

  • paulcompton
    paulcomptonover 5 years ago

    That’s really gorgeous. I hope you added something to the wall John : )

  • I tried to draw on it but my pen just dug in and chipped off a bit wouldn’t mark – so in a way I added though not a drawing – next time I will be prepared with my pencils in hand – and if you come too maybe we can collaborate :)

    – John Douglas

  • John Fish
    John Fishover 5 years ago

    I just love this. had no idea it was there. thanks

  • fun – so many wonders in the world – more to find too!

    – John Douglas

  • silvizee
    silvizeeover 5 years ago

    John Lennon is often on my playlist ~ thank you very much for posting this. Imagine the world living as one … one day, hey JD :))

  • Imagining all the time – one day hopefully Silvia :)

    – John Douglas

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 5 years ago

    Such an outstanding & wondrous tribute to a great artist, fantastic

  • indeed, thanks Pinky :)

    – John Douglas

  • JenLand
    JenLandover 5 years ago

    Amazing – it touches my heart so deeply to see this! Fabulous capture!

  • Thanks – I was very happy to see this wall, one of the more mving experinces I have had. :)

    – John Douglas

  • Jeff Burgess
    Jeff Burgessover 5 years ago

    been there and it is indeed, spectacular. Have a shot of a mime in front of the wall….she was just happening to walk by at the time…..

  • nice one – am glad you like dit too – I thought it was an incrediblely moving tribute

    – John Douglas

  • Taylor Russell
    Taylor Russellover 5 years ago

    beautiful shot, thanks for sharing, I never knew about this!

  • Thanks Lauren – am glad to be able to share!

    – John Douglas

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