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Tower of London Poppies

Architecture often tells a story about life, love, war, peace, sadness, progression, regression….no language is needed across borders, you can often just feel what is going on by looking at what man has built around you.

The installation  – “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” (by Paul Cummins) – tumbling out of the 900 year old Tower of London into it’s grounds with The Shard and other 21st Century skyscrapers in the background is one such scene. The poignancy of message is quite remarkable.

On November 11th 2014, the last ceramic poppy will be installed at the Tower of London, one for each of the 888,246 British and colonial fallen in WW1. All the poppies have already been sold to private buyers for £25 each, with proceeds going to relevant war veteran charities.

Are we all still fighting centuries later?

Really no more words to describe it, just these photos….most definitely worth seeing if you can!

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 http://poppies.hrp.org.uk

 

 

 

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