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.
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]
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