In Photos: Poppies At The Tower Of London

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 39 months ago
In Photos: Poppies At The Tower Of London
Photo: Jody VandenBurg
Photo: Jody VandenBurg
In the beginning... Photo: psyxjaw
In the beginning... Photo: psyxjaw
Photo: Rob Bousfield
Photo: Rob Bousfield
Photo: Seal Clubber
Photo: Seal Clubber
Photo: cdb41
Photo: cdb41
Photo: Laura McGregor
Photo: Laura McGregor
Photo: Roy Tuangco
Photo: Roy Tuangco
Photo: Inga Rasmussen
Photo: Inga Rasmussen
Photo: Martyn III
Photo: Martyn III
Photo: mcmillant75
Photo: mcmillant75
Photo: SNeequaye
Photo: SNeequaye
Photo: Umbreen Hafeez
Photo: Umbreen Hafeez

In the early days, there was a just narrow border of ceramic poppies surrounding one the Tower of London, only two or three deep in places. In three months, this meadowful smattering of red became a carpet, with the capital, the rest of the country and beyond watching as Blood Swept Land And Seas Of Red took shape.

In the last fortnight, the sheer numbers of people flocking to see the installation has been as remarkable as Paul Cummins's artwork itself. We take a look at the transition of the art, from bud to full flourish.

With thanks to the following photographers for use of their photos via the Londonist Flickr pool: cdb41, Inga Rasmussen, Laura McGregor, Martyn III, mcmillant75, psyxjaw, Rob Bousfield, Roy Tuangco, Seal Clubber, SNeequaye,  Umbreen Hafeez of Real London Photos and also Jody VandenBurg.

Last Updated 11 November 2014

paul

Has it is only 100 year to the beginning of WW1AND GUYS WERE DIEING EVERY DAY UP UNTIL 11/11.1918 AND AFTER, those Poppies should stay in place at the tower until after the 11/11/2018