John Lennon, the Beatles and their music were banned in Cuba during Lennon’s lifetime. John Lennon is in Havana now and sits in a park named for him.
Fidel Castro dedicated the statue of the former Beatle December 8, 2000, 20 years after Lennon’s murder.
A security guard watches the statue of Lennon sitting on a bench. Lennon’s distinctive glasses were previously stolen, so now the guard holds the glasses and will put them on Lennon if asked.
When I, Zeb the Duck, visited this statue, there was a line of tourists waiting to have their pictures taken with Lennon. As you can see, I waited for my turn.
Near the monument to Lennon is a cultural center and club, appropriately named the Yellow Submarine.
I, Zeb the Duck, like the statue and I liked this park. I think you would like this park, too. The John Lennon Park is located near the corner of streets 17th and 6th in the Vedado area of Havana. When you go, smile at the friendly gentleman that keeps John’s glasses.