A few years ago we visited NYC to attend the Heritage Music Festival (my son's school band was competing). When anyone who loves the music of John Lennon goes to the 'Big Apple' a trip to Strawberry Fields is in order, and our visit was no different. After wandering around Central Park for a spell we eventually came upon the site. I was surprised by how small the memorial actually is - I don't know what I was expecting, but something larger I suppose. None the less, it was an emotional experience. While hanging around the site taking a break from the walking we were entertained by a couple of musicians plying their busker skills. They were excellent to listen to and just the break needed...too bad John had to be shot to make this possible!
Here's a pic that clearly shows the scale of the memorial. Only goes to show, you don't need a huge display to attract true mourners! In all it was a gentle and thought provoking time we spent there, across the avenue from the Dakota Hotel. Beautiful and immensely sad at the same moment.