The situation around the Lennon Wall in Prague has calmed down substantially since the wall reopened in November 2019 as an open-air art galley, but tourists are still writing on it. According to the new rules that began in November 2019, people should only write on the wall with a marker or chalk in reserved places.
A plastic sign in Czech and English with some history of the all has added at the left end, and says it has been declared a “memorial place.” The sign does not forbid graffiti or noise. According to the new rules that began in November 2019, people should only write on the wall with a marker or chalk in reserved places, but these have not yet been specified.
The Knights of Malta addressed the problem by renovating the wall in October 2019 to remove layers of paint and them structurally stabilizing it. Artists led by Pavel Šťastný, who made the Civic Forum right after the Velvet Revolution and also made the new logo for the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, painted the new design on the wall.
“From our point of view, the transformation of the Lennon Wall into an outdoor gallery in the autumn calmed the situation. There have been fewer conflicts, traces of the rampage of alcohol ours, and there are no more vulgarisms on the wall,” Hedvika Čepelová, spokeswoman for the Knights of Malta, told daily Mladá fronta Dnes.
“From Prague 1, we know that in the first phase, it was necessary to deal with dozens of cases when someone tried to damage the wall during the night. We are sorry that there are still people who need to destroy this beautiful place, and we will workPrague’s Lennon Wall has inspired similar ones worldwide, particularly in Hong Kong where sticky notes are used to express sentiments on the walls. The Lennon Wall in Prague has become a popular place for tourists from Asia to show support for Hong Kong. with Prague 1 [to fix the situation],” Čepelová added.