Friday, 21 November 2014

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Mark and I were lucky enough to see the poppies at the Tower of London before they were taken away. Mark's family were even luckier - they bought one and it arrived in the post yesterday!

What really struck me was the amount of people trying to cram and see the poppies - you'd think the Queen herself was there! It was like being at a gig, you had to try and get to the front to get a good photo. But its not about the photos.

Each of the poppies represented some body that gave their lives in World War One. It was humbling to see the sheer number of poppies and remembering the significance of each one. It was a really beautiful and poignant memorial to mark the centenery.

I feel very privileged to have see something so fleeting and historical.








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5 comments:

  1. Stunning photos. So striking. I wish I could of had the opportunity to witness such an amazing temporary landmark.

    xo

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    1. It was definitely worth the journey!

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  2. i really really wanted to visit this - looks incredible! x

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    1. It really was, and we were so lucky with the weather! x

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  3. Beautiful! Those poppies are incredible!

    xo
    Janine | Lime & Life

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