June 29, 2010

MJ Memorial Munich - a year in pictures

Today marks the first anniversary of my first visit to the Michael Jackson memorial in Munich.

Ever since that day, this place has become a home and a magical place of comfort for me… A constantly changing experience that is never nothing but beautiful.

Here’s a little journey through time, enjoy!

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June 29, 2009 - how it all started...

July 31, 2009 - the day I knew the memorial is here to last

August 29, 2009 - a girl playing BEN for his birthday

September 26, 2009

October 29, 2009 - This Is It

November 19, 2009

December 19, 2009 - Merry christmas Michael

January 8, 2010

Febuary 14, 2010 - it was a long winter

March 22, 2010 - snow is gone

April 25, 2010 - springtime

May 28, 2010

June 26, 2010 - the memorial is overflowing with L.O.V.E.

First of all I would like to thank the city of Munich who have not only accepted the memorial against all odds and rules but also are protecting it. Thank you for showing humanity in a world full of strict rules!

Nothing less with all my heart I want to thank everyone who tirelessly contribute to the beauty of this place through all weather conditions and with phenomenal daily efforts. I can never thank you enough!

Thank you also to “Michael’s” hotel Bayrischer Hof (the memorial is right in front of the entrance) who are supporting us no matter what. Michael loved you and he is proven right!

A big thank you also to composer Orlando di Lasso who is sharing his memorial with Michael now. We love you!

Michael – we can never thank you enough. Your L.O.V.E. and spirit is constantly with us!!! We are your global family!

L.O.V.E. is forever.

Find more blog entries about the memorial here:
- The Michael Jackson Memorial in München (Munich) - Click here
- Random experience at the MJ Memorial Munich - Click here
- Outpouring L.O.V.E. - MJ Memorial place, June 25, 2010 - Click here
- L.O.V.E. in daylight - MJ Memorial place, June 26, 2010 - Click here

June 28, 2010

Bucharest, Romania - Memorial on June 25th and 26th, 2010

In 1992, after the violent events of December 1989 and June 1990, Romania was gray, unsure and still heavily under the effect of the former communist regime.
Michael's decision to perform in Bucharest came as a breath of fresh air for a society struggling to regain dignity.
Then when he came back in 1996 we knew it meant something to him as well.
18 years later Bucharest and Romania has found a great way to say THANK YOU, MICHAEL!
On August 29th, 2009 an alley in Herastrau Park, Bucharest was renamed in Michael's honor and a commemorative plaque was unveiled.
On June 25th, 2010 next to that was unveiled a collective portrait made out of the photos fans submited.
But the miracle is the monement itself - in has transformed into a area of love and a memorial fit for a king.
I hope you will enjoy the photos.
I am very proud and happy now i have two special places to share with my MJFAM - Munchen, Promenadeplatz and Bucharest, Herastrau Park.

June25th on Michael Jackson alley

Fans gather close to see the portarit

 Tears and smiles go together

Candles, flowers and notes
We miss Michael ...

Forever in our hearts

This Is It - STOP Hatin'

June 26th, the weather cleared, the memorial is even more beautiful


It's All for L.O.V.E

"On this day, more then ever, lets uphold the human values that Michael promoted with all his being: LOVE, GENEROSITY AND COMMON SENSE. Let's embrace his vision like our own beliefs. And let's do this not just on one day but all year long. ... and by doing this Michael will continue to see this world through our eyes."

Never can say Goodbye

The Michael Jackson Portrait

Hard to walk away but I'll be back soon
Thank you, Michael!

June 27, 2010

The World Stopped

  by @yogadancer7

  The world stopped June 25,2009.  For me, my summer became defined by the loss of Michael Jackson.  I rode an emotional roller coaster traveling between grief and the joy of re-discovering his old music and videos.  I guess I could say that my entire year has been this way.  Perhaps you feel the same.
    Somehow, it's all taken on a kind of otherworldly feel.  He always said he loved us more.  But since he's been gone, it seems that we all love him more.
   I want to defend him.  I'm guessing you do, as well.
    Look at him:  quiet-mannered, soft-voice, dear smile.  Such a gentle man whose idol was Peter Pan.  He spoke of God, his compassion for trees and always- Love.  He changed the face of music and dance and yet he remained humble and shy.
    Years ago, Michael was accused of having a messianic complex.  But his intentions were not lost on us.  He remained true to his calling of bringing Love to the world, serving children and respecting our environment.  His undying faith has been our inspiration.  That is why we believe, without a doubt, in his innocence.  But the media and his enemies stole his  dreams. They destroyed Neverland.
    When i see photos or videos from the trial, Michael looks like one big broken heart.  Back then, i looked away feeling lost and confused.  Now he's gone.  I can no longer look away.  None of us can.  We are his voice. We must be loud and clear:  Michael is innocent!  Michael deserves respect, Love --and JUSTICE!
    I am so grateful to the MJfamily that has come together; Soldiers of Love whose faith prevails.  I am in awe of so many who have taken on huge projects to honor our hero.
    I send my Love to each and every one of you-and thank you from the bottom of my heart.  As we support each other in Love and prayers we will continue to be a reminder to all of the world:  "It's all for L.O.V.E."
                            "Let us celebrate the joy of life and
                              you and I were never separate
                               it's just an illusion wrought by the
                               magical lens of perception
                                Heaven is Here
                                Right now, this moment of Eternity
                                 Don't fool yourself
                                 Reclaim your Bliss"
                                                                         --Michael Jackson

"Thank you for your words and your love."
It's All for L.O.V.E. blog team

Michael Jackson Remembered

by Xanadu Murphy June 25, 2010
(http://twitter.com/xanadumurphy), Texas, USA.

When word came about Michael Jackson being pronounced dead after having been transported to the Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center on June 25, 2009 I was in shock. It seemed unreal that someone who was only 50 years old and about to embark on an almost year long, 50-date, series of concerts could suddenly be dead. But there is was on CNN and all the other news outlets: The King of Pop is gone. I never got to see Michael in person or attend one of his concerts. I only saw him on television or in videos. Yet I knew he was an extraordinary artist who had pretty much saved the music industry with his innovative music videos and his intricately staged concerts.

To be truthful I hadn’t really thought about Michael very much since the trial ended in 2005. However, even without any new music or concerts for several years, it was clear that a superstar, a creative and performing genius, a supernova suddenly had been ripped from our firmament. Genius rarely has it easy and is frequently quirky or eccentric. Michael enjoyed great success professionally and he worked hard to make what he did look easy. I doubt we will see another in our lifetimes with so much talent and the desire to work at his art.

On learning of Michael’s death I immediately thought of his three young children and of the day when he was acquitted of all charges in the 2005 trial. In talking about it with friends on that day I said that although he hadn’t gone to prison the case had surely ruined his life and his career and possibly his health. And so it seemed, until the announcement of his series of 50 concerts at the O2 arena. Were 50 concerts reasonable? Perhaps, since he would be in residence instead of traveling from place to place. After seeing “This Is It” I felt like he still had it in him to dazzle and electrify an audience; that he could still reign as The King of Pop. But the sad truth is we will never see the show this master entertainer had envisioned and seeing a glimpse of what could have been was bitter sweet.

It was only after his death that people who worked with Michael and who never believed he was a child molester or pedophile found they could communicate with others via blogs, podcasts and forums on the Internet to tell what a wonderful person Michael was and how great it was to work with him; how humble and gentle he was and how generous. Several individuals told the same story over and over…when they were contacted by the media during the trial and they did not have anything negative to say about Michael the media ignored what they said or quit asking them for comments. Others such as Aphrodite Jones and Charles Thomson did the research that clearly showed the mass media, printed and electronic, were biased against Michael and persecuted and maligned him.

After Michael’s death I set about rediscovering his music and his dance. I loved his early, solo albums; the first three with Quincy Jones are definitely classics in my opinion and are instant trips down memory lane. However, I find now that his later albums, HIStory (disc 2) and Invincible, and to a slightly lesser extent Dangerous, are the ones that I play most often. I think this is because there is so much more to the mature Michael in these albums. There is joy, pain, and longing, a desire to retire from fame and the public, and a gritty desire to get back at a certain individual who, it seemed, was out to “get him.”

Some of the melodies are elegant, even exquisite…”Stranger in Moscow,” “Break of Dawn,” “Butterflies,” “Speechless,” “Earth Song;” while others reflect an anguished, tormented soul…”Scream,” “D.S.,” ”Privacy,” “Tabloid Junkie.” For myself, I’ll listen more to the elegant and exquisite melodies and less to the strident ones. I hate to think of how his fame contributed to his anguish and how his fans, whose love he appreciated and willingly reciprocated, could not help also being a contributing factor.

It will probably be several years before Michael Jackson’s works are more fully studied, debated and appreciated by scholars. We know there are more songs that Michael created and which will probably be released in coming years. It’s a really too bad he passed at such a young age. He seemed to get better as he matured. He could have continued to give us new music as a composer, producer or singer for years to come. Or, he could have dazzled us with film and videos. However, even without any additional creative output his accomplishments and music seem to have a permanent place in our culture. So Michael, please rest in peace and privacy that you could never achieve while living. We know you did it all for love, L.O.V.E. and because of that we love you more.

It's All for L.O.V.E. blog would like to thank you  for your contribution and your support.

Michael Jackson, 1958 - forever in our hearts

Today we publish the words and thoughts we received from our friends.
Thank you for being part of the blog and thank you for your support.

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by@MJMyWorld , Sweden/Greece

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by Titill, Sweden

by @adelynacd, Romania

June 26, 2010

L.O.V.E. in daylight - MJ Memorial place Munich June 26, 2010

A few impressions from the MJ memorial place on June 26, 2010... I have never seen so much love shown for a person anywhere. Truely magical. Enjoy!

More than anything I hope Michael can see all the love people show for him worldwide!
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Translation: Dear Michael, I am very sad that you are dead. Without you the world is boring and more sad. Here you live on through your music and above I know that you are now singing in the choir of angels... You are the only King of Pop! I LOVE YOU!!! Isadora

See the amazing pics of June 25, 2010 -> Click here.

Art & Communication. And LOVE

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Heal The World

We can all help change the world for the better but we need to take action now - no delays.

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by cassarah

I Love You More Everyday

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by gimevacarezza

Because Of Michael

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by kiki_MJfan4life

Outpouring L.O.V.E. MJ Memorial place Munich June 25, 2010

A few impressions from the MJ memorial place on June 25, 2010. Words fail me...
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Early morning...

Fan gathering at night...

All pictures courtesy of user Apfelfee from mjackson.net forum. Used by permission. Thank you so much!

See pics of the place in daylight of June 26 -> Click here.