Strawberry Fields/Imagine Mosaic


Bet 71st and 74th Sts on the Central Park West side
Manhattan, NY 10023
Central Park

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Named after the John Lennon and Paul McCartney song "Strawberry Fields Forever" and located near the Dakota (where John Lennon lived and was later murdered), this 2.5-acre landscaped section of the park was designed by Bruce Kelly and unveiled on October 9, 1985, on what would have been Lennon's 45th birthday. The stunning black-and-white tile mosaic in the center of Strawberry Fields includes the word "Imagine" in the middle, a tribute to the singer-songwriter-peacemaker. On any given day, you can find flowers and strawberries arranged in the form of peace signs, guitars and handwritten notes from Lennon fans.

Photo: Willy Wong
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