Tower of London Poppies #TowerPoppies

#TowerPoppiesAfter attending a meeting in London on Thursday, I was fortunate to be able to have the chance to visit the Tower of London, to see the amazing and poignant Tower Poppies.

The poppies are part of the “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” art installation which surrounds the Tower of London, marking and commerating one hundred years since the start of the First World War.

The installation has been created by Derby based artist Paul Cummins, and will by the 11th November feature 888,246 ceramic poppies which have been made in Derby and will fill the Tower’s moat.

Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the first world war, and if you should get the chance to see it – it is a spectacular tribute that has been produced with each of the poppies been hand made, with the hope been that the poppies will provide a lasting legacy by being sold off in aid of six military charities (Cobseo, Combat Stress, Coming Home, Help For Hoeroes, Royal British Legion and SSAFA).

You can see a few more photo’s from my visit on my flickr page – with plenty more showing the various stage of the project available across the web via the #towerpoppies tag.