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In Memoriam

 

John Winston Ono Lennon

October 9, 1940 - December 8, 1980

 

(as seen in Strawberry Fields, Central Park, New York, NY, 2 months ago)



 

In Memoriam

 

John Winston Ono Lennon

October 9, 1940 - December 8, 1980

 

(as seen in Strawberry Fields, Central Park, New York, NY, 2 months ago)



 

comments (35)

This is a perfect, beautiful memorial. Just perfect.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. It's not lost on me how we just "remembered" Nelson Mandela. My guess is he loved this Lennon song!
nicely framed and i like the dark, restrained exposure
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ayush.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Dec 2013, 06:26
I expect this will still have significance in 100 years, Ginnie...love it!
Ginnie Hart: We old geezers are the ones who pay attention now, Ray. Will the younger generation even care? I sure hope so. I imagine Nelson Mandela loved this song....
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 9 Dec 2013, 06:28
Just so appropriate, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: When I realized the date, Lisl, it did seem appropriate, especially after Nelson Mandela's recent death. I 'spect Nelson loved this song.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Dec 2013, 06:32
Poignant eh Ginnie..
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Chris, very. And a nice juxtaposition with Nelson Mandela's recent death, I thought.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Dec 2013, 06:34
Wonderful picture. Amazing that just one word can be so powerful.
Love the dark colours.
I never knew, before we visited this, that there was a memorial for John Lennon.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, MLMA. This was new for me, too, and was a pleasant surprise. Who would have known there was a section of Central Park for this legend! It seems appropriate that his death date is so close to Nelson Mandela's.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 9 Dec 2013, 06:54
Beautiful memorial... everyone should listen to the homonymous song, and reflect on their position in the world
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Oscar, and so very true!
Just superb. A beautiful tribute and memorial
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Marie. The juxtaposition with Nelson Mandela's recent death seems timely. I'm guessing Nelson loved this song.
I had forgotten that it was yesterday. I still have a couple of his albums on Vinyl!
Ginnie Hart: The timing in relation to Nelson Mandela's death seems most appropriate, Bill, doesn't it.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Dec 2013, 08:15
First I thought of Nelson Mandela -in memoriam for ever indeed - I like the central word - yes, John Lennon, too, will be remembered in 100 years - in Denmark I saw some artworks by his wife Yoko. A fine photo!
Ginnie Hart: I really like the juxtaposition of the two deaths, Philine. I'm quite sure these gentlemen would enjoy a good chat together! Hartstikke bedankt.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Dec 2013, 08:15
1980? Crikey! It seems like yesterday! The fallen leaves add to this.
Ginnie Hart: I guess it ages us, Alan, doesn't it! Thank you.
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 9 Dec 2013, 08:49
I didn't know he put Ono in his name Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I didn't either, Chad, until I Googled him!
Oh I have not been to Strawberry Hill in London yet, you know.
Was planning to see it this summer, but got a bit sidetracked and went to Marble Hill instead. Ha ha...
Ginnie Hart: Well, then. Just do it, LC! smile
That's a fine image Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • jpla
  • France
  • 9 Dec 2013, 10:12
Bel hommage ! Bonne journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JP. Merci.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 9 Dec 2013, 10:19
Like JFK, everyone remembers where they were when they heard that John Lennon had died. Strawberry Fields forever....
Ginnie Hart: It's strange, Mary, isn't it! Some things we never forget....
What a lovely gesture or remembrance Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Dec 2013, 11:35
I have read you and Ray. For some reason, I think John won't be remembered long, other than the Beatle who got shot.Come to think of it, nowadays you hear a lot less of their music. It will be memorials like this that will at least have the next generations asking what it all was about. I love the fall leaves on the fallen one's memorial. Marking te change.
Ginnie Hart: To be honest, Louis, you may be right...other than for his "Imagine" song, I don't suppose his legacy would remain long. Astrid says her 25-yr. old son doesn't know the Beatles' songs!
The flowers, petals and fallen leaves make this poignant image even more so, Ginnie. I wonder if he were not cut down in his prime what he would be doing today. Paul is still going strong, writing & performing to appreciative audiences. Perhaps John would be too; sadly, we will never know.
Ginnie Hart: So true, Beverly. We're never know...only what is. His "Imagine" makes up for a lot, I assume! Thank you.
This is a beautiful tribute to John Lennon and the Autumn leaves accentuate his absence in the world Ginnie...
this song has always brought tears of joy to my eyes....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Peter. It's like his legacy to us! Thank you.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 9 Dec 2013, 15:48
20th century icon.
Ginnie Hart: Rightly said, Richard, because Astrid's 25-year-old son hardly has a thing for the Beatles!
It is a very fine memorial, that particular song is his best IMHO, but I do wonder, as with so many of our current icons what future generations will make of such memorials.
Ginnie Hart: The song may stand the test of time, Brian, but I wonder what else will???
Very nicely done,Ginnie,a life cut short,for what?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Frank, and we'll never know for sure???
Nice one, Ginnie - I'm reminded of a quote from Noel Coward's "Private Lives" - “Strange how potent cheap music is".
Ginnie Hart: Hmmmm. Most interesting, Tom!
A wonderful memorial for him Ginnie. Thanks for sharing
Ginnie Hart: Thank YOU, Janet.
A fine tribute to the man Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
A wonderful and poignant tribute Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Richard. Merci.
lovely!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Faisal.
a poignant reminder smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sarah.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Dec 2013, 23:12
Lovely framing and treatment smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Cherry.
Wish I had been there for the memorial. In the years past it has always been well attended and such a heart breaker!! Beautiful capture. So glad we walked through that area. xoxo
Ginnie Hart: And to think I never knew this place existed until you took us there, Robin! I can only imagine what it must have been like on Sunday!
A lovely shot to remind us what was stolen from the world.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Michael!
Wonderful! I love the composition, these dark colours and the contrasts.
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Wolfgang.
Imagine... He was only forty...
Ginnie Hart: He'd be 5 years older than I if he were still alive, Wim. It does give perspective, doesn't it!
Beautiful shot. I was there a few years ago, way before I had a good camera. The color effect is great.
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Hollie. This was my first time to see Strawberry Fields. I had no clue it even existed!

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