Saturday, October 9, 2010
MEMORIAL TO: JOHN WINSTON ONO LENNON
Strawberry Fields is a 2.5-acre landscaped section in
New York City's Central Park that is dedicated to the
memory of the musician John Lennon.
It is named after the Lennon/McCartney song
"Strawberry Fields Forever".
The entrance to the memorial is located on Central Park West
at West 72nd Street, directly across from the Dakota Apartments,
where Lennon had lived for the later part of his life, and where he
The memorial is a triangular piece of land falling away on
the two sides of the park, and its focal point is a circular
pathway mosaic of inlaid stones, a reproduction of a mosaic
from Pompeii, made by Portuguese craftsmen as a gift from
the city of Lisbon.
In the center of the mosaic is a single word, the title of
Lennon's famous song: "Imagine"