Obviously the best wall ever is Wall-E of Disney Pixar fame, but you can’t visit a fictional character unfortunately. There are some real-life famous walls that should definitely be on your list to go see.
Lennon Wall – Prague, Czech Republic
This constantly changing wall of graffiti has been a site of artistic protest since the 1980s when the city was under Communist control. Today it still conveys hopeful messages for peace and a better life – as well as the odd picture of John Lennon.
Wailing Wall – Jerusalem, Israel
What remains of the western wall of the Old City temple is one of the most sacred places in the Jewish religion. Every year, the faithful leave over a million paper notes with messages of prayer in-between the cracks of the stones.
Berlin Wall – Berlin, Germany
It’s not clear how much longer what’s left of the Berlin Wall will be with us. Famously, you can buy small chunks of the wall as souvenirs, plus larger pieces of the wall are often sent overseas for display, while new construction developments in the city necessitate further dismantling of the remaining sections. It’s worth seeing this reminder of a dark period of history while you still can.
Great Wall of China – China
The various sections of the longest wall in the world have been built and rebuilt for most of 2,500 years to keep pesky Mongolian invaders from entering China. Nowadays it’s mainly invaded by pesky tourists, but there are still parts where you won’t see anyone for miles.
(Featured image: John Lennon Wall by beggs)