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Favorite Images: Tower of London Memorial Poppies

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A list of my favorite images of the World War I Memorial Poppies at the Tower of London.


An evolving art installation 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' at the Tower of London marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies will progressively fill the Towerโ€™s famous moat. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war.

The poppies will encircle the iconic landmark, creating not only a spectacular display visible from all around the Tower but also a location for personal reflection. The scale of the installation intends to reflect the magnitude of such an important centenary creating a powerful visual commemoration.

We are hoping to sell all of the poppies that make up the installation and, in doing so, raise millions of pounds which will be shared equally amongst six service charities.


Thousands of the Tower of London ceramic poppies are to tour the UK to enable more people to see parts of the popular artwork.

The installation of the 888,246 poppies will start to be dismantled by a team of about 8,000 volunteers on Wednesday.

The weeping window and wave segments will be removed last and will be on show until the end of the month.

The tour will last until 2018 before being permanently based at the Imperial War Museums in London and Manchester.

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