2014

TQ3380 : Tower poppies

taken 9 years ago, near to City of London, The City of London, England

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Tower poppies
Tower poppies
Close up of part of the World War 1 commemorative poppy display in the north-west moat of the Tower of London. In the background some can be seen "pouring" out of Legge's Mount. On the far right is The Shard.
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: Tower of London City of London other tags: Tower Poppies Poppies World War 1 Centenary The Shard 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
Wednesday, 5 November, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 7 November, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 335 806 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.5363N 0:4.6412W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 335 806
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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