Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red the Tower of London Remembers - photographs by gavin conlan photography

Last Monday I had the absolute honour to witness in person this most amazing tribute to our fallen heroes.  It begins to be dismantled next Wednesday by a group of 8000 volunteers so if you haven't had the chance to witness this amazing tribute yet then you only have a couple of days to do so.  It has just been announced that a selection of the poppies will go on tour (read more about this on the BBC website)   

ABOUT THE INSTALLATION (read more here)

Don't miss the major art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, marking one hundred years since the first full day of Britain's involvement in the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies will progressively fill the Tower's famous moat over the summer. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war.

The poppies will encircle the iconic landmark, creating not only a spectacular display visible from all around the Tower but also a location for personal reflection. The scale of the installation intends to reflect the magnitude of such an important centenary creating a powerful visual commemoration.

a close up of the poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

a close up of the poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute

poppies at Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas World War One tribute