Tower of London Remembers

The Tower of London is one of my favorite places to visit in the city. For those who haven’t been it is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It’s history dates back to 1080s and it has served as a fortress, palace and prison.  Today it is known as the home of the “Crown Jewels”,  as well as one of Londons most popular tourist attractions.

During my most recent trip to London I decided this was probably one of the more meaningful visits to the Tower, as Britain was remembering the First World War and the British military. From August 5 – November 11 there have been  888,246 ceramic poppies planted in the Tower’s moat, each poppy representing a British military fatality during the war. The installation titled ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’.  It was a beautiful, impactful, yet sad sight to see.

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Tower of London Remembers
Tower of London Remembers

Beautiful with or without the poppies but you can see what an impact they make

Tower of London
Tower of London

 

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