Lennon Wall, Prague

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    John Lennon Wall

    by jo104 Updated Mar 22, 2006

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    This became known as the John Lennon wall since the violent death of John Lennon in 1980, Prague youth established a grafitti tribute to the ex - beatle. It is a site where now you can leave your messages of peace.

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    Wall Calling For Peace

    by iriedence Written Jan 21, 2006

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    The Lennon Wall is tucked away in Lesser Town directly across from the French Embassy. It is very colorful. One thing I was dissappointed by was the sheer recklessness of toursits who had left their mark on the wall. The wall is supposed to represent Peace and Humanity, yet many have left very rude remarks and statements not having anything to do with the idea of the Lennon Wall. Another thing is many people have covered much of the orginal artwork, of Lennons moniker, which seems pretty ignorant. With that being said, it is still worth seeing if you are into this sort of site. It is not huge and not small, but fairly quaint, and not many tourists either. They seem to just walk by and take a quick peek and continue on their way. I loved it.

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    by barryg23 Updated Dec 14, 2005

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    At first glance the Lennon Wall is like any graffiti-covered wall you see the world over. But when you learn about the history of the wall, you do appreaciate it more. At the time of John Lennon's death, Czechoslovakia was still under communist rule, and the Czech people had few outlets to express their disenchantment with their lack of freedom.

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    Etchings of Freedom

    by RandomDreamer Updated Nov 17, 2005

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    Under communist rule, the Lennon Wall was where people would go to grafitti their deams and aspirations. Complete freedom of expression and a contrast to the world surrounding it at the time.

    Today, it looks way too busy and the sentiments scribed upon it are nowhere near what you may have imagined. However, it has a huge significance in the city's history and that alone should afford it a visit.

    Look hard enough you may find something profound amongst the mess.

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    John Lennon Wall

    by bugalugs Written Apr 23, 2005

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    Prior to 1989 when communism ruled, pop music was not really allowed, indeed some musicians were actually jailed for playing it! This wall for whatever reason became a place where the youth of Prague must have written things. When John Lennon was murdered he became a sort of hero to some of the young and his picture was painted on the wall, along with graffiti which the police kept trying to remove but which did not deter the young from doing again. In 1998 the wall was whitewashed but apparently it didnt last long and I should imagine that it will be a symbol forever more of the freedom that they now have.

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    by grkboiler Written Oct 28, 2004

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    During Prague's period of Communism, after John Lennon died in 1980, activists started scribbling graffiti in the form of Beatles lyrics and odes to Lennon on a wall to defy the authorities. The wall was painted over many times but the graffiti kept showing up. The last time the wall was painted over was 1998, so all of the graffiti is new.

    You can find some interesting slogans and art on the wall if you look hard enough.

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    John Lennon Wall

    by Flamegirl Written Jun 13, 2004

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    If you want to know the entire history of the John Lennon wall, check out the link below which gives a lot of information.

    Basically this wall was the focus of anti-communist sentiment up until the Velvet Revolution, centred around a mock tombstone for John Lennon after his death (although the musician never visited Prague). Sadly the original graffiti has many times been whitewashed, but the spirit of the wall lives on as a mouthpiece for Prague's youth (and these days, the odd tourist).

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    Lennon Wall

    by ayesh Updated Sep 29, 2003
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    Not far from the water wheel in de Devil's stream you can see one of the few places with graffiti on the wall: Lennon's wall. Not long after his death this wall was sprayed with colors and drawings of the man. They were meant 'to give peace a chance' and to remind people of that. The original (and the best) drawing of Lennon has already been covered by other drawings, stripes, abstract figures and text. A real shame, but the wall is still a weird sight.

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    John Lennon Wall

    by DrewV Updated Jul 23, 2003
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    Nearby, you can find the John Lennon Wall. In the Communist era, this was a site of resistance to the government. Now, it's a mess. Still, it reminds you of those immortal words:

    A working-class hero is something to be
    -John Lennon

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    John Lennon Wall

    by COHbKA Updated Mar 26, 2003

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    Don't miss this glorious graffity wall in Kampa...but it won't look exactly like this! I believe it gets painted over occasionally to make room for new art. My boyfriend took this picture in 2001; when we came back there in 2002, the wall looked completely different.

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    The John Lennon wall

    by vanessadb Written Feb 20, 2003

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    In Mala Strana, near the French Embassy, you'll see the John Lennon Wall. The wall was started soon after the assassination of the singer in 1980. At that time his music was forbidden in the Czech Republic because it was praising freedom that didn't exist here. So the Prague youth dedicated this wall to John Lennon and of course the police didn't like it. They even placed cameras to monitor who was coming there to arrest them. It is a symbol of the fight of the youth against the regime....

    Apparently this is not the original though.

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    This wall is Prague's tribute...

    by cheekymarieh Updated Sep 18, 2002

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    This wall is Prague's tribute to the legendary Beatles.
    This is Pague's equivalent of the Berlin Wall. It is often refereed to as the Lennon wall. It used to be covered in anti-Communist graffiti befoe the collapse of Communism. Now it is covered in messages of peace.

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    Kampa and the Lennon Wall.

    by eurotravels Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Kampa is the largest of Prague’s Islands, situated on the River Vltava.
    The Lennon wall is just as the side of the Kampa Island. Until the 1989 revolution rock music was generally banned by the authorities because of it’s “corrupting influence”. Some Czech musicians who played it went to Prison for doing so. Beatles lyrics began to appear and, although the wall was whitewashed a couple of years ago, there are plenty of tributes to Lennon and a yellow submarine!

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    Wall to the Peace Master

    by Roadquill Written Jun 5, 2010

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    For a graffiti wall, the John Lennon Wall is interesting. At least some of the "artists" respect the concept and have laid upon the wall their artistic hommage to John Lennon.

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    Imagine...

    by chbuchie Written Nov 16, 2005

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    yep Liverpool , a bench in Cuba, and in so many other places , well you can find John everywhere

    This is a graffiti in Mala Strana, lesser town

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