The Amazing Peace Tower In Reykjavik, Iceland Pictured On An Acrylic Fridge Magnet
The name of the incredible Imagine Peace Tower comes from the peace anthem “Imagine” by Liverpool born musician John Lennon. A structure of stone and light it was created as a collaborative effort by John’s widow Yoko Ono, Reykjavik Energy, the City of Reykjavik, and Reykjavik museum. The base of the structure is a stone wishing well on which the words “Imagine Peace” are carved in 24 different languages including English, Japanese, German, Russian, and Swahili. The remainder of the installation consists of a series of light beams which join to form one. If the sky is clear at night this beam would appear to reach approximately 4000 metres upwards. The Imagine Peace Tower was inaugurated on 9 October 2007, what would have been John Lennon’s 67th birthday. The light shines every year from 9th October to 8th December (the day of Lennon’s assassination), as well as during Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, and on New Year’s Eve. The splendour of this amazing site is captured on this acrylic fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts.
The Peace Of Iceland
Iceland would seem the perfect country to be home to the Imagine Peace Tower. It is currently listed as the most peaceful country in the world on the Global Peace Index. This index is compiled by the Institute for Economics and Peace and is supported by such internationally respected individuals as the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The index was launched in 2007 and takes into account a number of factors when calculating a country’s rating including such considerations as the number of people in the armed forces, the amount of violent crime, and the ease of access to light weapons. The Imagine Peace Tower, as depicted on our acrylic fridge magnet, is a fitting reminder that Iceland is top of the list.