Sunday, December 20, 2015

Poppies in London

I've decided to start publishing the blog again after a long hiatus.
This post was uploaded over a year ago,and contains pictures  of an installation by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper at the Tower of London as part of Remembrance Day commemorations here in the UK.
Entitled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, the installation marks the 100th anniversary of Britain's involvement in World War I. It consists of 888,246 ceramic poppies filling the moat around the Tower of London with each one representative of a British fatality during the conflict.The result is remarkable, beautiful and thought provoking especially as this was supposed to be the war to end all wars.
Between Novemebr 11-17th each day at sunset the names of 180 commonwealth soldiers killed in the conflict were read out from a podium in the moat.. Each poppy was sold to the public  and raised millions of £'s for the charities serving the 6 branches of the military in the UK.

So, with this post I'll start this little project again though I'm not sure how many if any the readers who used to drop in regularly will do so again.
I've been busy during the last couple of years and logged a ton of air miles as well as taken 100's if not 1000's of pics. As I sort through them I'll post when I snatch a hour here and there.
Thanks for dropping by.


Sophie said...

Glad I kept my RSS feed and happy to see you posting again Terry.

Kjell Tjensvoll said...

Glad to your blog pop up in my RSS-feed again Terry :-)
Merry Christmas and my best wishes for a great New Year!