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Photo tribute: John Lennon memorials and statues in Liverpool, New York and Cuba

John Lennon statue in front of The Cavern Pub, Liverpool
John Lennon statue in front of The Cavern Pub, Liverpool
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Memorials to John Lennon have been created all over the world in the years since his death. Here's a list of some of the most prominent tributes located in Liverpool, New York and even Cuba.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono, 1980
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Strawberry Fields, Central Park, NYC

Most famous is the 2-1/2 acre section of Central Park that was renamed "Strawberry Fields" in honor of one of Lennon's most famous Beatles songs. Located across from the Dakota, the Upper West side apartment building in New York City where Lennon lived with his wife, Yoko Ono, Strawberry Fields was unveiled on October 9, 1985, partially funded by Ono. A mosaic with the word "Imagine" inscripted in the middle was placed as the centerpiece and draws hundreds of fans each year gathering to remember Lennon's birthday on October 9 as well as mourn his death on December 8.

John Lennon statue in Cuba

On December 8, 2000, a statue of John Lennon by Cuban sculptor Jose Villa was dedicated in a park in the Vedado neighborhood of Havana, Cuba. The statue was unveiled by President Fidel Castro and singer Silvio Rodriguez. The statue shows John Lennon wearing his trademark eyeglasses sitting on a park bench.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport statue

In 2002, the main airport in Liverpool, England, John Lennon and The Beatles' hometown, was renamed the Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Yoko Ono attended the unveiling of a life-size statue of Lennon in the airport terminal in 2002.

Lennon statues on Mathew Street in Liverpool

The Cavern Pub on Mathew Street in Liverpool has a full statue of Lennon on display on the sidewalk in front of the venue. There is also a Lennon statue on the outside of the Hard Day's Night Hotel.

John Lennon Peace Monument, Liverpool

In 2010, the John Lennon Peace Monument was dedicated in Liverpool by John's son, Julian, and Lennon's first wife, Cynthia. The metal and glass sculpture is located at Kings Dock and depicts peace signs, doves and a white feather. The monument is a tribute to Lennon's quest for world peace.

Peace Fountain, NYC

In New York City, Lennon is also recognized for his peace efforts at the Peace Fountain next to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Small sculpted plaques dedicated to famous philosophers and artists surround the large fountain. Quotes are inscripted on each plaque for personalities like Gandhi, Mark Twain and Walt Disney. An excerpt from John Lennon's song "Imagine" is included on his plaque.


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