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lennon wall

when i first saw the photos from our new catalog, i was immediately curious about the graffiti covered wall.  i did a little research and found out that it was named the lennon wall following the death of john lennon in 1980.  since then it has been covered with graffiti pertaining to lennon and his lyrics, as well as notions of peace.  during the period of communist rule in the late 1980′s in prague, western music by artists like lennon was banned. young people would write their grievances on this wall, eventually leading to a clash between them and police on the nearby charles bridge. this movement was referred to by the czech authorities as “lennonism.”

despite attempts to repaint the wall, the graffiti kept coming back and is now tolerated… right on.

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unknown -January 13, 2010, 5:33PM

So cool!!! What a perfect place to shoot the catalog!

fashionista -January 14, 2010, 1:04AM

the accessories are so cute and simple. the necklace to the left is beautiful. mike vensel (designer) has some nice “minimalist” jewelry as well.

DymnNerorer -January 14, 2010, 5:33AM

Upright testing to see if your clarification fuctinon works, deposit doesnt!

Paula -January 14, 2010, 9:42AM

I’ve wrote on this wall last year. Wrote some JL lyrics… ; )

mcgriddle -January 16, 2010, 1:47PM

Wonderful post — why don’t you have a “print this” button?

Storage Marple -July 28, 2010, 3:43AM

Added to my favourites list and added to my blogroll.

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