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JimmyMcCullochFan

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Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« on: October 29, 2009, 09:51:53 PM »

This past Sunday I visited Strawberry Fields in Central Park. It was neat but I honestly was a bit disappointed because I expected there to be more to it. All it is, is just a small Imagine circle and that's it. I don't think that it's nearly as great as everybody makes it out to be.

Has anybody else been there? I'd love to hear your opinions  :)







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Re: Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2009, 10:23:46 PM »

Paul, Strawberry Fields is a 2 1/2 acre portion of Central Park.  The mosaic you photographed is at the entrance.



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Re: Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2009, 11:06:21 PM »

Jimmy, your one post was asking if the MPL offices in new york were open on the weekend and this one says the john lennon memorial was not expansive enough for you

it seems like you only like new york for whatever beatle connections it might have

lol - is that true ?
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Re: Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2009, 11:14:59 PM »

No don't get me wrong I loved New York. I figured that since this is a Beatle forum, I'd make posts about the Beatle connections in the city  :P
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Re: Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2009, 11:22:54 PM »

Well listen, we didn't see you on the front page out here about "JimmyMacullochFan tears down the whole of New York City" . . . . so you obviously didn't try hard enough !  :P

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Re: Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009, 12:19:41 AM »

Paul, Strawberry Fields is indeed understated and peaceful.  As such, I feel it makes a powerful statement about John Lennon.
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Re: Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2009, 12:28:11 AM »

I must say, I loved it there.  Lets be honest, I cried, I thought it was very powerful and amazing.

my friends and I by the Strawberry Fields sign in 2006


when I was there, people were putting pennies on the mosaic, and making a wish.  It wasn't just pennies though, people were putting down quite a few dollars and every night it was donated to local homeless shelters.
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Re: Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2009, 12:46:48 AM »

well, yoko ono gave a million dollars towards the costs when the bill for strawberry fields was passed by ed koch and henry stern of the parks commission or whoever - so that was good . . . and the mosaic was donated . . .

but regardless, when that john lennon memorial plan enacted . . . .  or when donald trump donated to improve the park just in front of his real estate . . . or when they installed those stupid orange flags by christo - whatever that was . .
these are private monies but they get matched up with public funds that at that time i would have rather seen spent improving other parts of central park such as above 100th street. let the city kids have the park. invest in the youth, not the rich or the dead.

at the day's end central park comes down to alot of rich people, real estate, politics and press

(^ that's just my opinion though)
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Re: Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2009, 01:45:52 AM »

^^that's really cool HeyJude! I love the idea of giving the money to the homeless at the end of the day. It's a really generous idea that fits well with John.  :)
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Re: Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2009, 01:50:07 AM »



I posted this when i joined this site but I may as well put it up again. It's one of my favorite pics. We went to NY in 1997.

Oh, and I'm the one on the right...teehee.

All my pics back then were on a normal camera( no digitals then)  I have some top ones from Liverpool, of the Beatle homes etc. I'll have to get them scanned onto a disc.
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Re: Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2009, 07:20:37 PM »

Paul, Strawberry Fields is indeed understated and peaceful.  As such, I feel it makes a powerful statement about John Lennon.

I agree! I was there and was also surprised to find that it is rather small and not imposing at all. But that`s how it is meant to be. And that`s cool!
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Re: Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2009, 08:12:53 PM »

these videos show john in central park

guy in park : when are the beatles gettin back together?
john: tomorrow
guy in park : you're FULL of it when are you gettin back together, i love your album, i like your blue album  ha2ha

John Lennon Signs An Autograph In Central Park


and this one is very good, but you have to click to youtube to see  :D  :
Mind Games - John Lennon (The video's owner prevents external embedding)
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Re: Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2009, 01:57:01 AM »

^You left out the best part when the guy goes, "I can't believe I met you!" I love that part. New Yorkers are great.
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Re: Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2009, 02:18:43 AM »

I shudder when I watch that video.  John made himself very accessible to the public.  This proved to be tragic.
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Re: Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2009, 10:47:54 PM »

I shudder when I watch that video.  John made himself very accessible to the public.  This proved to be tragic.

Yes Hello Goodbye! Very sad...
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Re: Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2009, 01:17:58 AM »

I don't know, George was in his fortress, and somehow, someone managed to get to him. How would you rather live? You just can't predict these things. Especially at that time. Who had heard of such a thing!?! Anyway, I think it had way more to do with the obsession people have with the Beatles, mental illness, and crap gun control. John was happy in NYC and part of the reason he loved it so much was the fact that he could walk around as a normal human being.
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Re: Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2009, 10:42:32 AM »

I'd love to visit New York and see Strawberry Fields, but I am happy theres a John Lennon Bench up in town which I'm sure John would be proud as according to his cousin Edinburgh was John's fav city ;D. I walk past the bench everytime I'm up town. It's a year this month when I found it

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Re: Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2009, 08:22:34 PM »

I envy you, Euan!
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Re: Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2009, 10:34:41 PM »

these videos show john in central park

guy in park : when are the beatles gettin back together?
john: tomorrow
guy in park : you're FULL of it when are you gettin back together, i love your album, i like your blue album  ha2ha

John Lennon Signs An Autograph In Central Park



Funny when one of that guys friends says 'Hey who's that guy?'
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Re: Strawberry Fields in Central Park
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2009, 01:30:41 AM »

Funny when one of that guys friends says 'Hey who's that guy?'

I never noticed the guy asking who John was! That's f-ing hysterical!!! HA! What was wrong with him??
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