Tower of London Poppies

November 07, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

On Wednesday 5th November I went a saw the poppies at the Tower of London, it was such and incredible sight to see. I had a press pass from the Midhurst and Petworth Observer to photograph Julia Wain planting the poppies as they will be featuring a couple of my photographs in the paper on Thursday 13th November as part of the Remembrance Sunday article.

The amount of poppies in the moat was absolutely breathtaking and very emotional that every single poppy represents a fallen British Military soldier during the war.

There are 888,246 ceramic poppies in the Tower’s moat and when you look at the poppies from above they look like a Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red.

These poppies were planted to mark the one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. The poppies were created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper.

The poppies are encircling the iconic landmark, creating not only a spectacular display visible from all around the Tower but also a location for personal reflection. The scale of the installation intends to reflect the magnitude of such an important centenary creating a powerful visual commemoration.


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