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I saw the light, I saw the light
October 17, 2007 10:46 AM   Subscribe

John Lennon’s lighthouse. He said, ‘Well, actually, I invited you because I wanted to know if you can build the lighthouse in my garden,’ and I said: ‘Oh, dear, no, no. It’s just a conceptual idea. I don’t know how to build anything.’ Yoko makes a dream of John's come true in Iceland. It’s geothermal. Amy Goodman's take on the subject. And, of course, video.
posted by LeLiLo (14 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Imagine
posted by Mental Wimp at 11:17 AM on October 17, 2007


It was good to hear Yoko on DN! yesterday. I'm glad she hasnt been murdered yet.
posted by wheelieman at 11:20 AM on October 17, 2007


It's a touching, beautiful tribute. Thank you for the post, lelilo.
posted by figment of my conation at 11:42 AM on October 17, 2007


No, it's LENIN. Vladimir. Ilyich. Ulyanov. You're out of your element, Donnie.
posted by nasreddin at 12:11 PM on October 17, 2007


Very nice stuff. The effect of the light at that tallest layer of clouds is pretty spectacular. I kept trying to figure out if there was something up there that was part of the structure, then realized that no, it was just diffusing into the clouds. Beautiful!
posted by jquinby at 12:16 PM on October 17, 2007


If I'm reading Amy Goodman's article correctly, it was Yoko's idea that John wanted to realize for her. But calling it Yoko's Peace Tower probably wouldn't've been as popular.
posted by WCityMike at 12:22 PM on October 17, 2007


In addition the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will be lit on New Year's Eve, during the first week of spring and on some rare special occasions agreed between the City and Ono.

Like National Bag Day and Bring Your Bed to Work Day and Primal Scream Week.
posted by oneirodynia at 1:09 PM on October 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


(It's actually a cool project.)
posted by oneirodynia at 1:09 PM on October 17, 2007


Bring Your Bed to Work Day

naw, we can just do it in the road
posted by nasreddin at 1:10 PM on October 17, 2007


Great, more light pollution.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 1:26 PM on October 17, 2007


Great, more light pollution.

My thoughts exactly. Kind of like the Luxor, but in Iceland.
posted by trbrts at 1:31 PM on October 17, 2007


I saw this earlier in the week and it brought tears to my eyes.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 1:37 PM on October 17, 2007



I saw this earlier in the week and it brought tears to my eyes.


... and then fused your retinas to the back of your skull.


BTW. Yoko was sporting some serous cleavage in those videos... did she... has she gotten... I mean when did... nah... never mind.
posted by tkchrist at 2:24 PM on October 17, 2007


Doesn't it look a lot like the 9/11 tribute to the Twin Towers?
posted by xammerboy at 9:37 PM on October 17, 2007


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