My World #107:

21 Feb

While I work and pass through Oakland, I never got to enjoy the shopping and the eating at Jack London Square – a waterfront shopping and dining destination. So when I attended last year’s EAT REAL FESTIVAL – a food truck festival – that was held in Jack London Square, I only discovered this wall. I thought it was pretty so I snapped a shot of it and never thought about it, even though I initially wanted to research about it. A few months later, here is this image for My World.
World Wall for Peace
This is what I gather about this piece. This is not the entire wall. I only photographed a portion of it.

World Wall for Peace
The World Wall for Peace began in 1983, during the height of the Cold War as a response to the nuclear threat. Founder Carlyna Marks chose ceramic tile, which lasts for centuries, to act as a peace development format. The Medicine wheel concept developed after the World Wall for Peace was invited to Russia. Fourteen years later, it now includes 30 sections, with a total of 36,000 individually hand painted tiles including the wall dedicated at Jack London Square on Saturday, November 30, 1996.

Jack London Square is proud to announce the expansion of the World Wall for Peace. This new section was dedicated on the 4th of July, 1997. [source]



Posted by on February 21, 2011 in My World


18 responses to “My World #107:

  1. Carver

    February 21, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    What a great wall and thanks for the information about it.

  2. Sylvia Kirkwood

    February 21, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    That is indeed a great wall! So interesting to read about it in more detail — I had heard of it, but didn’t really know much about it. Thank you for the info and photo! Great post for the day! Hope you have a wonderful week!


  3. EG Wow, Canada

    February 21, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    I really like this idea! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if more places had such walls?

  4. life ramblings

    February 22, 2011 at 12:12 am

    this is interesting. love that wall with inspirational images.

  5. Wren

    February 22, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Awesome! I think of it as the anti-Berlin Wall.

  6. Kay Davies

    February 22, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Absolutely wonderful. Even with the cold war over, we still need to have peace.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  7. docgelo

    February 22, 2011 at 1:48 am

    nice graffiti wall! interesting but my attention was also caught by that phrase, “EAT REAL FESTIVAL”… glutton in me kicks in! LOL! 😀

  8. GVK

    February 22, 2011 at 3:00 am

    What a wall. A great idea, worthy of emulation to counter the walls of division/hatred found in most conflict areas.
    Thank you for such inspiring post.

  9. Al

    February 22, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Very interesting. I love your silhouette photo below, too.

  10. Antigoni

    February 22, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Amazing piece of art!!! Great photo.

  11. magiceye

    February 22, 2011 at 3:36 am

    wonderful concept

  12. ladyfi

    February 22, 2011 at 4:49 am

    What a wonderful message the wall has for us all.

  13. luna miranda

    February 22, 2011 at 5:56 am

    i love what this wall stands for. it’s beautiful and inspiring.

  14. tattytiara

    February 22, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Love it. If there are two things you can never have too much of in the world it’s colour and creativity!

  15. lotusleaf

    February 22, 2011 at 10:31 am

    It is so creative! Thanks for stopping by my blog. The Mandalas are sacred, so they are always created in a temple, never on a sidewalk. Rangolis are drawn on sidewalks and even on streets, as they are a folk art form.

  16. Francisca

    February 22, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    What a super wall mural!

  17. Self Sagacity

    February 23, 2011 at 8:48 am

    If you enjoy memes and are free on Thursdays, I invite you to join Thursday Two Questions for a round of fun! The details are here, come and link up tomorrow night.

  18. Hazel

    February 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Good idea for upholding peace.


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