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John Lennon Wall

Local name: Lenonnova zed'

The wall of John Lennon in Prague since the 1980s is filled with graffiti inspired by the figure of John Lennon and quotes from the songs of the Beatles. The appearance of the wall is constantly changing, and the original portrait of Lennon was covered with subsequent layers of paint. This place is a symbol of the fight against communism and the ideals of youth.

In the 1980s, the wall was a source of irritation for the communist authorities. There were clashes between students and security services. The students' movement was ironically called "Lennonism" by the authorities. The regime described young people participating in these events as mentally ill, alcoholics, sociopaths, agents of capitalist countries.

After Lennon's death in December 1980, someone used stone slabs to create a symbolic gravestone of the artist. The unknown author wrote John Lennon with chalk and drew a cross. Symbolic gravestone brought flowers, candles, photos of Lennon, paintings and inscriptions. Over time, images and subtitles increased.


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    100 00 Prague , Czechia