This one is from Paul: Lennon's Wall, Prague

19:53

A blog picture from Paul today.  This is a picture Paul took recently whilst in Prague.  It is of graffiti at a famous site, called Lennon's Wall.


Taken on our new Sony RX100, the full size image is awesome.  So far we have blown it up to A0 size, and going to try to take it to 2A0 (big!). Click on the picture to make it bigger.

Here is what Wikipedia says about the wall.

"The Lennon Wall or John Lennon Wall, is a wall in Prague, Czech Republic. Once a normal wall, since the 1980s it has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles songs.
In 1988, the wall was a source of irritation for the communist regime of Gustáv Husák. Young Czechs would write grievances on the wall and in a report of the time this led to a clash between hundreds of students and security police on the nearby Charles Bridge. The movement these students followed was described ironically as "Lennonism" and Czech authorities described these people variously as alcoholics, mentally deranged, sociopathic, and agents of Western capitalism.
The wall continuously undergoes change and the original portrait of Lennon is long lost under layers of new paint. Even when the wall was repainted by some authorities, on the second day it was again full of poems and flowers. Today, the wall represents a symbol of youth ideals such as love and peace.
The wall is owned by the Knights of Malta, who allowed the graffiti to continue on the wall, and is located at Velkopřevorské náměstí (Grand Priory Square), Malá Strana." Wikipedia, 2013

You Might Also Like

0 comments

Like us on Facebook

Flickr Images

Subscribe