The Imagine Peace Tower on Viðey Island in Kollafjörður Bay, Iceland, is a memorial to John Lennon from his widow, Yoko Ono. A tall “tower of light” is projected from the tower’s white stone monument that has the words “Imagine Peace” carved into it in 24 languages. On a clear night, the light can reach altitudes of at least 4000 meters. The power for the lights is provided by Iceland’s geo-thermal energy grid.
Yesterday, October 9, was John Lennon’s 72nd birthday. To celebrate, Yoko Ono handed out five LennonOno Grants in Reykjavik, then lit the Peace Tower. You can watch a live webcam of the tower here.
This was such a monumental event. I just have to say thank you, again, to this band for doing what they do and constantly surprising us, and to every one who’s part of this tribe—you’re all pretty fucking stellar. So yeah. Feeling good, feeling so, so proud.