Photohunt: Free

Category: , , By Aleckii

When I found out the topic for photohunt this week was 'Free', I Immediately thought of the word Freedom and of its importance.

This past winter holiday during my time in Prague, I was lucky enough to visit the infamous John Lennon wall, which is a wall displaying messages of love and peace. This is an important symbol of freedom, especially drung the Communist regime in Czech Republic not so long ago. After John Lennon's death in the 80's, his fans gathered around this wall and scribbled down messages of love and peace, and slowly it caught on. In days the wall was full of these messages.

Of course, being under a socialist regime this sort of thing cannot be tolerated, so much so that police guards were hired to keep watch on the wall to ensure that nobody does it.

In the end, it was reported that up to thousands of people were jailed for this offense. In fact, there was a huge clash amongst the students and the police over this fight for freedom, which was reported all around the world.

Therefore, I can only appreciate the meaning of freedom more, standing so close to this piece of historical monument. And cannot thank our forefathers enough for their battle for our freedom.

Anyway, like any other persons would, I left my message of peace and freedom on the wall too-

Also, we noticed a cigarette hanging from the lips of the bust of John Lennon. Being the sport that we are, I hoisted Kenny up on my back and we lit the cigarette up for the guy. We thought it was the least we could do for the guy...

*warnings- boxer alert!*


20 comments so far.

  1. Little Peanut February 16, 2008 at 3:05 AM
    WOW! Very nice post and photos!:)
  2. Yen February 16, 2008 at 3:06 AM
    I really love the photos! And I so love to take pics of that kind of wall! Thanks for sharing:)
  3. Lynn February 16, 2008 at 3:47 AM
    John Lennon's song Give Peace a Chance is ringing on my ear.
  4. JesieBlogJourney February 16, 2008 at 4:17 AM
    Human freedom is precious. Thanks for sharing the pic on the wall and the story behind it.

    Thanks for visiting my hunt too. Happy photo hunting.
  5. Chikai February 16, 2008 at 4:50 AM
    that graffiti is really a work of art! nice take! ;)

    please check out my entries when you have the time. it's here, here, here, and here. thanks! :)
  6. Jeanne February 16, 2008 at 5:13 AM
    nice pics... happy valentine day
  7. lynnx01 February 16, 2008 at 5:35 AM
    So funny la you guys!!! HEheheheh
  8. Hootin' Anni February 16, 2008 at 5:36 AM
    That is one piece of art isn't it? And John Lennon's song "Imagine" comes to mind now.

    If you haven't visited my 'free photo' drop by ---but wait, visiting hours aren't free by any means. It costs you to surf the 'net! rofl Drop by if you can. I'd love to have you share your comments.
  9. YTSL February 16, 2008 at 5:49 AM
    Apropos of your John Lennon mention: this week, I watched a movie entitled "Across the Universe" that has some 33 Beatles songs in it. Highly recommended if you're a fan of that band. :)
  10. Karen February 16, 2008 at 6:00 AM
    Love the wall and what you say is absolutely true, however, I'm most curious to know how that cigarette got into the Lennon bust. I can't help it, it's the writer in me, lol.

    Write From Karen
  11. Sarge Charlie February 16, 2008 at 6:28 AM
    freedom, it is not free
  12. texas_sweetie February 16, 2008 at 6:38 AM
    nice walls,fully painted hehe
  13. Ah-Bong February 16, 2008 at 6:53 AM
    fuyoooo.... u're cemar-ing the wall! HAHAHHA :P
  14. ipanema February 16, 2008 at 7:33 AM
    great wall! it sure is fun to write our thoughts freely.

    thanks for the visit.

    *i noticed ur previous post. Studying Medicine in Russia? Great. A lot of SEAsian students are going there. A student of mine decade ago went that way. I think he finished already.

    Good luck! :)
  15. Dragonstar February 16, 2008 at 11:20 AM
    It is important to be free to state our thoughts. Good take.
  16. Katney February 16, 2008 at 5:13 PM
    Excellent collection that gives a real fel for the place and its meaning.
  17. denz February 16, 2008 at 8:41 PM
    wow! you have a very nice picture and I love the way you put consistency of the picture, indeed that is a great post for this week theme! keep it up!!!

    check mine:
    Have a great Weekend!!!
  18. Bengbeng February 17, 2008 at 1:48 AM
    belated valentine's day..i love the shot of the wall..the freedom to express is a privilege not often received
  19. ChiroBie February 17, 2008 at 1:14 PM
    Artistic huh? Nice one~!
  20. Anonymous March 6, 2008 at 4:45 AM
    No Caesars Palace but a Palace Nonetheless

    I’m a regular at Caesars Palace. I go there a few times a year to enjoy some unadulterated gambling fun.
    The thing is that I live in Jersey and trip is a killer in terms of airfare and hotel accommodations.
    I know what most of you must be thinking right about now, that Atlantic City right at my door step I can save some money by staying close to home.
    Seriously? Give me a break; when is the last time you have been to AC? This place is as desolate and creepy as the Coney Island boardwalk
    (excluding the Nathan's hotdog stand- I love that place). My point is that you can compare the 2 experiences by any stretch of the imagination.
    Recently, I have a friend living in the UK who told me about an online casino called Golden Palace. Since he is also a big fan of Caesars Palace,
    I take him at his word. He says that the software is so realistic that it almost makes up for the fact that there are no cute
    cocktail waitresses around wearing short skirts. He says that if he was given the choice
    between AC and Golden Palace online casino he would have opted to stay home and gamble online.
    Pretty hilarious if you think about it.  

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