Lennon vs Lenin

PrahahahahaWhile most of the tourist attractions of Prague are over 300 years old there’s at least one that’s only a little older than me, the Lennon Wall, a graffiti wall dedicated to the memory of John Lennon. The original tagging on the wall started in the 1980’s as an act of defiance against the communist regime. John Lennon and his music were symbolic of the freedoms that many young people felt they weren’t allowed under communist rule. Although authorities tried to whitewash the walls several times, the drawings came back as strong as ever. After the Velvet Revolution of 1989 the wall is still under transformation and has become more a symbol of free speech and peace rather than a place for anti-communist expression.

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