2014

TQ3380 : Tower poppies

taken 10 years ago, near to City of London, The City of London, England

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Tower poppies
Tower poppies
Part of the World War 1 commemorative poppy display "pouring" into the dry moat out of Legge's Mount of the Tower of London. In the background is the Shard, providing a contrast to the foreground scene.
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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Geographical Context: City, Town centre Defence, Military Place: City of London Tower of London The Shard other tags: Tower Poppies Poppies World War 1 Centenary Devereaux Tower Legges Mount Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Articles: · Images shortlisted for POTY, 2014 Automatic Clusters: · Tower [3351] · London [2963] · Tower of London [1159] Title Clusters: · Tower poppies [35] ·
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Ian Capper   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 4 August, 2014   (more nearby)
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Monday, 4 August, 2014
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 335 806 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.5368N 0:4.6351W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 335 806
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