Thursday, October 16, 2014

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Despite being sick this summer I consider myself very lucky for living during a time of mostly peace.

2014 is of course the hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I and as part of the commemoration of that event an installation has been commissioned for the moat of the Tower of London, and today the Queen went visiting.

Called "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" it comprises 888,246 hand made red ceramic poppies gradually planted one by one to make a sea of red, each representing a British fatality.

Moving and beautiful.


Anonymous said...

Glad to see you're out and about

JP said...

Yup, managing the odd trip into town.