A couple of weeks ago, I went to the Tower of London to see the poppies. And today, as it’s Armistice Day, I thought I’d share some of my photos with you.
‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ is the name of this art installation of 888,426 ceramic poppies, with each one representing a British military fatality in the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, the installation marks one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War.
Today is the last day that the whole installation will be in place. Tomorrow, it will start to be dismantled, with poppies being posted to those people who have purchased them. Two major features, the Wave (a steel construction made of poppies surrounding the entrance to the tower) and the Weeping Window (which depicts poppies falling from a window on the top floor of the tower) will be going on national tour until 2018.
Huge congratulations to all those involved in creating this truly mesmerising and memorable piece of art.
P.S. You may also like to watch this short video featuring the poppies, which I took whilst I was there.
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)