Last weekend we had a day in London and went to visit the poppy sculpture at the Tower of London. The sculpture commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War 1914-1918 which was marked last month.
The sculpture is entitled "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red". It has been created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper. 888,246 ceramic poppies will progressively fill the Tower's famous moat over the summer. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war.
The pictures need little commentary from me.
Groups of volunteers are at work here planting more of the poppies.
The installation goes all the way around the tower. In the background is the distinctive outline of Tower Bridge.
The sculpture will be on display until November 11th and if you are able to, I can thoroughly recommend a visit to this thought-provoking display.
For more information, see http://poppies.hrp.org.uk/