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Lennon's Wall

People's monument to John Lennon
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A painted symbolic gravestone appeared overnight on a peeling garden wall on Velkopřevorské Square not long after John Lennon´s assassination on December 8th 1980. Other signs, poems and drawings were spontaneously added. The wall quickly became a Mecca to the Prague hippy community who met here regularly, and not only on the day of the Lennon's death. In the heart of the Communist

police state, Lennon had become a symbol of open-mindedness and nonconformity. At the end of the eighties, mass-meetings had obvious political connotations and had become one of the protest platforms contributing to the fall of the Communist regime in November 1989. In the nineties, the Lennon Wall became a popular tourist attraction but also lost much of its original authenticity.

GPS: 50° 5′ 10.4″ N, 14° 24′ 24.48″ E


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