Monday, 15 October 2012

John Lennon & The Imagine Peace Tower


What a fabulous picture! I'm ashamed to say that I've only recently discovered this -the Imagine Peace Tower, located on Videy Island, off the North coast of Reykjavik, Iceland. It is dedicated to peace and is inscribed with the words to Lennon's song, Imagine, in 24 languages. Every night from the birthday of the former Beattle, October 9th right up until the anniversary of his death, December 8th, the tower is lit.


This picture illustrates the effect of the projected light source with the aurora of the Northern lights behind.
John Lennon was an amazing artist of creativity. The Lighthouse was a concept thought up by Yoko Ono and something John asked her about at one of their first meetings. 
Now it is a reality and a monument not only to him but for world peace and for mankind. It is a place where people can visit and remember John and where they can think and pray in silence.

John's music touched millions of people and lives on today. He was an amazing person and his legacy lives on in his children and his wife Yoko, who continues to be a prominent peace activist.

"Imagine all the people living life in peace." (John Lennon)

5 comments:

  1. I never knew about this. It's just beautiful. I especially love the shot with the Northern Lights behind it. Inspirational and peaceful!

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  2. Hi & thanks for commenting. I bet there's a lot of people who don't know about it which was why I thought I'd do a little write up. What an amazing place for it though -so beautiful and tranquil. Glad you liked it.
    Best wishes
    Suzy

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  3. I absolutely LOVE this post! Anything with PEACE in mind and then John Lennon. I visited Iceland in the 1990s and found it a fscinating society.
    As I lived in Sweden in the 1980s I was always curious; Iceland is the only country that officially accepts the exsistance of fairies or other such 'beings' which is just so magical :)
    M.C.V. EGAN

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  4. Hi -glad you liked it. I never knew that about Iceland -fascinating and magical indeed. It certainly gets the imagination flowing. I'd love to go there one day.

    Best wishes
    Suzy

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  5. thank you indeed. I also didn't know about it till I watched this documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAz3y_C6EIk#t=2103

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