2014/08/05

Sea of Poppies

Da Goddess @ 19:44

The sea of poppies at the Tower of London is stunning.

The FugGirls also have a slide show of the Tower of London.

What a beautiful tribute to the lives of those lost in war. The magnitude of the ocean of red is breath-taking and heartbreaking. Paul Cummins, the artist who came up with the idea, and Tom Piper, the stage designer who made sure it all worked out properly, did a beautiful job with this memorial. I honestly don’t know of any other memorial this amazing.

There were also one million poppies dropped as part of the World War I centenary remembrance ceremony.

One hundred years. We do not forget.

4 Comments

  1. Nor should we, though the version of the history leading up to it is a little simplistic. The poppies at the Tower mark the British dead, I think we could cover all of Belgium with these if we marked all the dead on all sides of the slaughter.

    Comment by The Gray Monk — 2014/08/05 @ 22:56

  2. I desperately want one of the poppies. I just have to see if I can ask for my Christmas gift early this year.

    I do hope the installation lasts a very long time. I hope they don’t try to rush it off the grounds. It’s a very powerful reminder of the cost of war.

    Comment by Da Goddess — 2014/08/06 @ 01:07

  3. Love the sea of poppies, love that they remember and love that they are selling them for charity.

    Pretty much totally love it.

    Comment by pam — 2014/08/06 @ 10:53

  4. Only thing I don’t love about it? That I’m not there in person!

    Comment by Da Goddess — 2014/08/09 @ 15:50

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