Symbol of freedom Lennon Wall gets fresh look in EU presidency event

Photo: Ian Willoughby, Radio Prague International

Prague’s graffiti-covered John Lennon Wall was a symbol of freedom in the final decade of communism. Now it has been repainted by artists from all around Europe in a project that is part of the Czech presidency of the EU.

Over two dozen artists from all around the European Union created new images all over Prague landmark the John Lennon Wall on Wednesday.

Among the artists, who ranged in age from 19 to 61, was this young man.

“The Freedom Wall project is a collaborative project with all the member states, and they have two special guests: Norway and Ukraine.

“My name is Hugo Lami and I’m from Portugal.

“I’m doing a painting of an astronaut with planet Earth as a crystal ball, because for me space is freedom, as it has no borders and it belongs to all of us.”

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Author: Ian Willoughby