the Poppies of sea

The magnificent memorial to the Commonwealth soldiers who died in World War One will be complete – each ceramic poppy a painful reminder of the monumental loss of human life suffered in the conflict. The installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ at the Tower of London commemorating the centenary of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. You can see before 11 November, the flowers well be removed over the following 2 weeks. The 888,256 poppies each represent a soldier from the UK, Australia and the Commonwealth who was killed in conflict. London’s landscape has been dramatically transformed by the sea of scarlet. 8,000 volunteers have been placing flowers in the moat since July with the last to be planted on 11th November.

slide show from my photos without music

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