The Tower of London has been adorned with 888,246 Ceramic Poppies to commemorate the outbreak of the first world war. Each of the individual flowers represents a British or Colonial Military fatality. This breath-taking project, called ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ has been realised by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper.
The project has only been possible because of the support of volunteers from within the community working over the summer to construct the awe-inspiring spectacle. The final flower will symbolically be set in its resting place on November 11th, Remembrance Day for the Commonwealth