The Blood Swept Lands And Seas of Red exhibition, by artist Paul Cummins, involves 888,246 ceramic poppies planted in the dry moat at the Tower. A poppy has been made for each British and Colonial death during the conflict. The final one due to be installed on Armistice Day.
Huffington Post reports that huge crowds have come to see the striking installation. “The Tower of London is currently being besieged by a deluge of tourists and Londoners alike, who are queuing around the block to see a river of poppies flowing around one of the world’s most historic monuments.” The art is part of preparations for the commemoration of 100 years since the outbreak of the Great War.
888,246 Handmade Poppies at the Tower Of London 23-8-2014: