Lennon Wall

8 Oct

Ill start with this. Its midnight here but Im having a hard time turning off my brain from all the pieces of history Ive been absorbing lately (not to mention I have Radiohead- ‘King of Limbs’ on repeat again). These were taken at the Lennon wall in Mala Strana.

The Lennon Wall represented not only a memorial to John Lennon and his ideas for peace, but mainly a monument for free speech and the non-violent rebellion of Czech youth against the communist regime. It was a small war of Czech people against the communist police who cleaned the wall. The Communist police tried repeatedly to whitewash over the messages of peace but they could never manage to keep the wall clean. By the next morning there would be new messages of poems about peace and freedom. Even the installation of surveillance cameras and the posting of an overnight guard couldn’t stop the opinions from being expressed. Some people also believe that the John Lennon Peace Wall helped inspire the non-violent Velvet Revolution that led to the fall of Communism in 1989.

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