The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, alongside Prince Harry, tour the newest poppy installation at the Tower of London. Entitled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, the installation will eventually see 888,246 ceramic poppies planted in the moat - one for every soldier from the UK, Australia and the Commonwealth killed during the Great War | August 5, 2014
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh inspected Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London today, they later attended a a thanksgiving service at the Tower chapel, St Peter-ad-Vincula.
UNITED KINGDOM, London : Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (L) and husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, visit the Tower of London’s ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ poppy installation at the Tower of London, in central London on October 16, 2014. The art installation will eventually consist of over 800,000 ceramic poppies, and serves to symbolises British and Colonial military fatalities in WW1. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL
‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ is the installation created for the Tower of London in honor of Remembrance Day tomorrow. Tons of ceramic poppies were placed for remembrance creating an awe inspiring view in London.
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‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ by artist Paul Cummins. With the help of volunteers, the artist is planting 888,246 poppies to represent the deaths of each member of the Allied forces. More details here.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today where they visited The Tower of London’s ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ ceramic poppy installation by artist Paul Cummins, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of First World War
Prince Harry adds a ceramic poppy to the ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ installation at the Tower of London, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of First World War on August 5, 2014 in London, England
The Duchess of Cambridge visits the poppy field at the Tower Of London’s Ceramic Poppy installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ which commemorates the 100 years since the outbreak of World War I | August 5, 2014
Prince Harry and Prince William visit The Tower Of London’s Ceramic Poppy installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ by artist Paul Cummins, commemortating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of First World War on August 5, 2014 in London, England.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge walk through an installation entitled ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ at the Tower of London, to commemorate the First World War on August 5, 2014 in London, England
The First World War officially ended on the eleventh hour on the eleventh day on the eleventh month, 1918 - Armistice Day. The act of a Two Minute Silence began on the anniversary of Armistice Day in 1919 by those who did not want to forget the millions killed, injured and affected.
Now generally called Remembrance Day, millions of people stop what they are doing and observe a Two Minute Silence at 11am on 11 November each year in the memory of those who have been affected in all conflicts
This year, I am in the UK for Remembrance Day. There is a heart stopping installation at the Tower of London called Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red. The photos I’ve taken taken simply with an iPhone do little to capture the majestic visual in person.
Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies progressively fill the Tower’s famous moat. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war.The poppies encircle the iconic landmark, creating not only a spectacular display visible from all around the Tower but also a location for personal reflection.
Today is as good a day as any to create space from our personal dramas and conflicts and reflect on what so many sacrificed in order for us to have the peace and freedoms we so enjoy and quite often take for granted. I know for me, being in London, it is awe inspiring and humbling to see a poppy for every human who lost his life so future generations could have theirs. ~ Sima