Wednesday, 23 December 2015

IMAGINE PEACE TOWER LIT FOR WINTER SOLSTICE

October 2015. Photo: Golli / Kjartan Þorbjörnsson
 
Iceland’s Imagine Peace Tower was illuminated for a second time this year on the occasion of the winter solstice. It will remain on until the end of the year.
The ‘tower of light’ is a work by Yoko Ono,located on the island of Viðey, off the coast of Reykjavik. It is lit each year from Lennon’s birthday, 9 October, to the date of his death, 8 December.
The winter solstice occurred in the early hours of this morning and from now on the days in Iceland will begin to get longer. The Imagine Peace tower will light up the sky until New Year’s Eve.
The Imagine Peace Tower was officially unveiled on 9 October 2007 and is a symbol for Ono and Lennon’s struggle for world peace. The words “Imagine Peace” are carved onto the structure in 24 languages.

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