One of my favorite cities is New York City. I visit at least once a year. In December we drove up to New York City. I am a big Beatles fan but even though I have visited NYC many times I never went to Strawberry Fields. I decided we were going to visit Strawberry Fields a part of Central Park West across from the famous Dakota where John Lennon and Yoko Ono lived. It did not dawn on me what the date was until I was waking through Central Park. December 8, 2010. Most Beatles or Lennon fans know that December 8th is the anniversary of John Lennon's death. This year was not just the anniversary but the 30th anniversary. Uh oh. That meant there was going to be some people at the memorial well some was an understatement. There were a lot of people there. My pictures don't do justice to just how many. I was able to force myself up to where I could at least get a picture of the actual memorial though.
Entering Strawberry Fields
As you walk up the path towards the memorial there is this plaque where people left some mementos. The apple obviously a symbol of apple records founded by the Beatles.
As I made my way toward the memorial all I could see were people. I am sure I ended up on Japanese television that day. I can't tell you how many Japanese reporters with their camera men were there (among others) that I walked in front of.
I did manage to squeeze up front to actually see a part of the memorial.
This is what the memorial looks like when it is not surrounded by people.