Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

To commemorate the centennial of Britain’s involvement in the First World War, ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper conceived of a staggering installation of ceramic poppies planted in the famous dry moat around the Tower of London. Titled “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red,” the final work will consist of 888,246 red ceramic flowers—each representing a British or Colonial military fatality—that flow through grounds around the tower. Volunteers began placing the poppies several weeks ago and the process will continue through the summer until a final flower is symbolically planted on November 11th. The photos below taken in 3rd August with a Nokia Lumia 1020. Already in these photos there are many red poppies and they have only just started. More photos to come closer to the finish.WP_20140803_09_30_26_Pro WP_20140803_09_30_59_Pro WP_20140803_09_31_26_Pro WP_20140803_09_33_25_Pro WP_20140803_09_35_35_Pro WP_20140803_09_35_42_Pro