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Originally posted on Echoes of the Past:
? Photos’s from our visit last Sunday of the poppies at The Tower of London. The fade photo of the young man with his brother is James Martin, my uncle who died in…
Here are some striking images of the moat of the Tower Of London, filled with 888,246 ceramic poppies, each one representing a British life lost in the Great War.
I like how they appear to flow down from the castle into a sea of blood.
The name given to this art installation is ‘Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red.’
In this centenary year of remembrance, I think it really is quite effective. Each individual poppy is to be sold to raise money for different charities.
Sometimes, when numbers become, well, just numbers, we need a visual representation to help us appreciate the scale of things. Think of the size of the ocean created if the seas of blood from every, affected, scarred country should run and merge into one.