Sunday, 10 August 2014


Red poppies are beautiful, a field of poppies is amazing, in an installation like this, just stunning! They are the symbol of the many fallen soldiers during wartime …

Poppies were one of the few plants able to grow on the demolished landscape in Flanders Fields after the Great War. Flanders wanted to recreate the red poppy fields, but unfortunately the project failed. Who knows? Bad weather condition, bad seed or maybe the soil?

British artist Paul Cummins created a poppy installation in honor of the 100th anniversary of World War I, titled "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red". The historic Tower of London has been transformed by a massive installation of more than 888 000 ceramic poppies. Each poppy stands for a fallen victim of the Great War and will be completed on Armistice Day (11 November 2014). After that each poppy will be sold for charity.

I’m going to visit this impressive installation while I'm in London next fall, ! This is just stunning!

Huffington Post (photo 2, 5 and 6 Oli Scarff via Getty Images; photo 3, AP Photo/Rob Taggart; photo 4, Justin Tallis via Getty Images) and ITV (photo 1 credit PA)

1 comment:

  1. Dit is grandioos mooi en aangrijpend ! Vooral het bovenaanzicht toont de grootsheid van de gruwel die honderd jaar geleden plaatsvond.