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John Lennon Park

John Lennon Park
John Lennon bronze sculpture with his glasses
Type Public
Location Vedado, Havana, Cuba
Created 8 December 2000
Operated by Dubai Municipality: Dubai Public Parks

John Lennon Park or Parque John Lennon (formerly known as Parque Menocal) is a public park, located in the Vedado district in Havana, Cuba.

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • Gallery 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Overview

On one of the benches of the park, nearer the corner of streets 17th and 6th, there is a sculpture of the former Beatles member John Lennon, sculpted by Cuban artist José Villa Soberón, seated on the bench's right end. On a marble tile at the foot of the bench there is an inscription reading: "Dirás que soy un soñador pero no soy el único" John Lennon, which is a Spanish translation of the English lyrics, "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one," from the song "Imagine".

The sculpture of Lennon is currently not wearing his signature round-lens glasses, which have been stolen, or vandalized, several times. However, during the day, a security guard can be found sitting next to the bench, and he will place glasses on the statue if there is a request.

The statue was unveiled on 8 December 2000, the 20th anniversary of Lennon's murder. One year later, Cuban author Ernesto Juan Castellanos wrote a book about the statue, John Lennon en La Habana with a little help from my friends,[1] and about the ban that John Lennon and The Beatles suffered in Cuba during the 1960s and 1970s.

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See also

References

  1. ^ Castellanos, Ernesto Juan (2005). John Lennon en La Habana: with a little help from my friends. Ciudad de la Habana: Ediciones Unión.  
  • CNN article

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