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Going to Loncon3?

Make time for a trip to the Tower of London to see Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red.

The installation of 888,246 red ceramic poppies, each one representing a WW1 British or Colonial Military fatality, is underway. It already creates an image...a series of images...I hope I'll never forget. I'd love to hear and read the reactions of friends who see it in person.

The installation will be formally unveiled on August 5. It's 100 years "since the first full day of Britain's involvement in the war. The final poppy will be placed ("planted") on November 11.

They're going to sell the poppies for £25 each, with 10% plus all net proceeds being shared between six service charities.

The photos are amazing. Kudos to ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper, who wrote back at the beginning of June, "This could end up being epic." Why, yes, yes it could. Yes, it already is.

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frostfox
Aug. 3rd, 2014 06:59 am (UTC)
I hate London (too big, too many people, too full of itself) and wasn't planning on venturing out, but this is just so beautiful, it may tempt me out.

FF
maruad
Aug. 3rd, 2014 02:12 pm (UTC)
I had not heard of this work before but it is amazing and sobering. It must have cost a small fortune to stage.

Thank you for sharing it.
dlacey
Aug. 3rd, 2014 03:14 pm (UTC)
I hadn't planned on visiting the Tower of London, as I've already seen it a couple of times. But with this, I may have to try to make time for a visit.
athenais
Aug. 3rd, 2014 05:30 pm (UTC)
Yes we are and we already have our trip to the Tower planned.
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