TQ3380 : Poppies in the Moat at night. (2)

taken 3 years ago, near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

Poppies in the Moat at night. (2)
Poppies in the Moat at night. (2)
Seen from the walkway around the Castle.

From 5 August 2014 to 11 November 2014, a major artistic installation entitled 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' sees the Tower of London's famous dry moat filled with over 800,000 ceramic poppies to create a powerful visual commemoration for the First World War Centenary.

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
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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
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 September, 2014   (more nearby)
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Monday, 15 September, 2014
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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Memorial 
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