London remembers the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War with a display of 888,246 poppies at the Tower of London.
It’s a beautiful display, and moving too, with each ceramic poppy representing a British military fatality during the war.
From the next angle I thought about waves of soldiers going into battle.
Reflected in the puddle, the poppies even made me think about the trenches and the mud.
I know this blog has some Japanese readers, so here is a shot of the sign – I hope you can read through the raindrops.
The installation, which only lasts until 11 November, is called “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red”. It was created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins.