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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Imagine That!

It's not Miss Iggy's first time at Strawberry Fields in Central Park, but when Fortuitous Faery and Princess Ody met in New York City for the first time last week, she happily posed by the "Imagine" mosaic plaque...also for the first time!

This circular memorial for Beatles member John Lennon was made by Italian artisans, meant as a gift by Naples fashioned as a replica from a mosaic design in Pompeii. Beatles fans usually congregate here on Lennon's birthday on October 9th and also on his death anniversary on December 8th. It is often decorated with flowers and other objects, sometimes arranged to look like the peace sign. Here, a tourist flung a single rose on it.

The "Imagine" memorial is easily accessible from the Central Park West entrance on 72nd St., just across Lennon's former residence, the Dakota Apartments.

"Imagine" is a song written and performed by John Lennon and was the opening single for his album of the same name and its timeless message of world peace rings true until today.

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