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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Thousands of Poppies


Thousands of red poppies tumble down the walls of the Tower of London into a sea of thousands more.  The ceramic poppies are the work of artist Paul Cummins.

The land and sea of red installation commemorates one hundred years since the start of the first world war.  Poppies will continue to be planted until there is one to represent every British or Commonwealth life lost.


From 5 August the poppies will go on sale for £25 each with 10% of the sales going to six service charities.  Details here.

18 comments:

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

That looks amazing!

Angie said...

Fantastic!

perambulatingphotographer said...

I would like to see that. It looks fantastic.

Bill Nicholls said...

What a great way to remember them

John said...

A very moving memorial. I have visited many of the CWGC cemeteries of the Western front and it is almost impossible now to see a poppy without a small lump in the throat.

Luis Gomez said...

This is so beautiful!

Sharon Anck said...

This is beautiful! I love it.

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Gunn said...

Fantastic!

Jane Hards Photography said...

Beautiful, and beautifully captured too. You always find something off the beaten track of the usual London haunts.

RedPat said...

That is so wonderful!

jennyfreckles said...

Wow, isn't that amazing. I'd love to see it for real but your photos are wonderful.

William Kendall said...

I like that dramatic effect of the red against the Tower stone.

Carol in Cairns said...

What a truly impressive public art project.

Witness said...

Wow!

Katharine A said...

Beautiful. Must see it. Do you need to go into the Tower to see it?

Jack said...

This is such a visual way to bring home the losses incurred in that war. Creative.

Carol Lee Manzo said...

I love this and thanks for sharing the link as well.

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