Seas of Red

We visited London a couple of days ago to see a moat filled with ceramic poppies. The moat was around London’s famous Tower of London, and it was a truly remarkable sight. The poppies were already being removed by hundreds of volunteers, but there were still so many, so very many, and each representing the life of a someone who perished in WW1:

…the major art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, marking one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies …. progressively filled the Tower’s famous moat over the summer. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war.

http://poppies.hrp.org.uk/about-the-installation

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