TQ3380 : Tower poppies

taken 6 years ago, near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

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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
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Wikipedia: LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Monday, 11 August, 2014   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 13 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Tower of London 
Subject Location
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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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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WW1 Commemoration  Artwork  Poppies 

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