Sunday, 4 January 2015
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red (II)
Part of the view from The Shard for New Year included a vista towards Tower Bridge and The Tower of London. Last time I walked past the Tower, it still was still surrounded by the bright red ceramic poppies, which have now been removed.
Apposite then, at the weekend, when the poppy I requested from the original installation arrived at home.
It's one of the 888,246 poppies used in the Tower of London installation 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' which ran from 5th August to 11th November 2014, as a commemoration of the centenary of the start of the First World War.