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.
Blood swept lands and seas of red
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.


Accidental Londoner said...

Gosh, how special to have a piece of something that was such a significant feature for the city (even if the installation at the tower was only temporary). The poppies really struck a chord with London.

rashbre said...

Accidntal Londoner Yes, we are still deciding whether to put it outdoors in its natural habitat.

rashbre said...

! oops sorry re spelling above !