Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Tower of London Remembers World War I with Poppies

This year is the 100-year anniversary of the beginning of World War I. There were 888,246 British fatalities during that war, and an artist, Paul Cummins, created an installation of ceramic poppies at the Tower, one for each soldier who died.

Here's an aerial view:

Here's a brief interview of the artists involved, with footage of them making the poppies.

And more details of how this came about, all that it entails and how it will be presented (with some great views of the poppies on display). Quite an undertaking, and (I suspect) very moving, with an ongoing reading of the names.

I wish I could be there to see this. 

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