CULTURE WITHOUT BORDERS

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Just as the natural environment depends on biodiversity, so the human environment depends on cultural diversity, because no one civilization encompasses all the spiritual, ethical and artistic expressions of mankind.

Jonathan Sacks, theologian
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Culture in the broadest sense – art, science, and even technology – transcends all boundaries. Some elements of another, foreign culture become integral elements of ours. Culture shows us that a border is not necessarily just a place of separation and conflict, but also a place of merging. It is a place where different elements come together and fuse, thus creating both mine and yours – our culture.

Cultural diversity is the result of mutual respect and coexistence, regardless of borders. This is evidenced by Rijeka’s heritage: ancient urban environment, medieval Old Town grid, Baroque interventions, Austro-Hungarian architecture in conglomeration with Italian Modernism, cuisine that is a combination of Hungarian, Viennese and Mediterranean gastronomy, multiculturalism as a result of centuries of coexistence.

Imagine

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you
 
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
 
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you
 
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Strawberry Fields is located in Central Park in New York. The section is dedicated to the memory of John Lennon. It was opened on 9 November 1985, on Lennon‘s 45th birthday.

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