TQ3380 : Poppies cross the bridge in front of Byward Tower

taken 4 years ago, near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

Poppies cross the bridge in front of Byward Tower
Poppies cross the bridge in front of Byward Tower
There are already many photos on Geograph of the poppies gradually filling the moat of the Tower of London, but I liked this view of them sweeping over the bridge to Byward Tower.
Eventually there will be 888,246 ceramic poppies installed here - one for each of the British and Commonwealth* servicemen who died in the First World War.
Royal British Legion website LinkExternal link
* Although now referred to as "Commonwealth" soldiers, at the time of WWI there was no such thing as the Commonwealth, the soldiers being from countries of the British Empire.
Tower Poppies
"Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" was an installation by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper. It was officially unveiled on 5 August 2014, one hundred years since the first full day of Britainís involvement in the First World War, and by 11 November would have 888,246 ceramic poppies in the moat around the Tower of London, each poppy representing a British or Colonial military fatality during the war. Official website: LinkExternal link
Tower of London
The Tower of London was started by William I in 1080 and has been added to by various monarchs over time. For a fuller history see LinkExternal link
Most of the site is both a scheduled ancient monument and Grade I, II* and II listed. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 4 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Tower of London 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3348 8051 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.4658N 0:4.6831W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3343 8050
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Artwork  Public Artwork  Installation  Poppies  Remembrance Poppies 

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