The Lennon Wall, Worth the Visit in Prague
Lennon Wall (02/05/2015) (js) "by Jerzy Strzelecki - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
The Lennon Wall or John Lennon Wall is a graffiti covered wall in Prague, Czech Republic. The artwork on the Wall dates back to the early 1980's when a portait of John Lennon was first painted on the Wall. The surrounding wall space was quickly filled in as visitors heeded the call and added their own art/graffiti as a tribute to John Lennon and his ideas for peace. During the Wall's early days it was seen as a monument to free speech and to the non-violent rebellion of the Czech youth against the communist regime.
A group of Mosaic House guests taking their photo in front of the wall, courtesy of the author
Today the Wall is a popular destination where tourists and locals alike have their photographs taken against the colorful backdrop. The Wall continues to represent global ideals such as love and peace; visitors often paint peace symbols, quote the Beatles and write their names on the Wall. And as visitors are constantly adding to the Wall, it is continuously changing and the original portrait of Lennon has long since been lost to layers of new paint.