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
Paul Cummins and Tom Piper's evolving art at The Tower of London with ceramic poppies spilling out of the Devereaux Tower in to the moat, seen from Legge's Mount
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
Website: LinkExternal link
Wikipedia: LinkExternal link


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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Defence, Military Place: Tower of London other tags: WW1 Commemoration Artwork Poppies 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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TQ3380, 6725 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Richard Croft   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 11 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 13 August, 2014
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3352 8061 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.5192N 0:4.6462W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3350 8066
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