I had been living in New York City for over a year before I finally got to Strawberry Fields in Central Park. I had always wanted to see it. A few times while walking through the park, I thought of passing by but, because of something or another, it eluded me. Finally, on a crisp October day when I was out finishing a roll of film, I finally made it to this popular spot.
Just inside Central Park on the West side a few blocks from where he died, this memorial to John Lennon was created by his widow, Yoko Ono. At the heart of Strawberry Fields is this black and white mosaic bearing the word Imagine. I like the simplicity and timelessness of this mosaic that pays homage to Lennon’s famous song. Created by Italian craftsmen based on a Greco-Roman design, it was a gift from the city of Naples.