Sunday, 16 November 2014

The Tower Poppies

Poppy overload here I'm afraid. Aren't they simply breathtaking though? They were quite incredible to see up close and in person. It is hard to imagine what 888,246 poppies looks like just off the top of ones head, and even with some of them already being taken away and packaged up. The vast sea of red was amazing.

We walked all of the way around the Tower of London looking at the different sections of poppy display. The wave was quite incredible, and was full of little birds playing amongst the ceramic petals.

Some poppies didn't have stalks and were just laid on the ground as a flower. Or tucked into nooks and crannies.

It was quite a dramatic contrast to the stark grey of the stone. Especially on a slightly grey, rainy day.

I am so pleased I made it up to London to see them before they are all whisked away and sent all around the world.

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