One of the things that’s been on my list is the Poppies Installation that’s started at the Tower of London. Meant to symbolize the the “blood that swept the lands and seas red” from World War I, the installation is actually a dynamic one in that they are still adding to it for its’ completion on November 11th. WWI is often times forgotten these days as a conflict, and how dramatic it was in terms of loss, cost, and modern redefinition of Europe, but with the 100th anniversaries this year of the initial conflicts, there is a bit more attention on it again.
My very first work trip with my previous company was around the time of November 11th, which is when paper poppies are sold and worn on lapels in commemoration here in the UK…I’ve had a soft spot for them ever since. I didn’t make it to the Tower myself this time around but I’ll still be back a few times this year so putting visiting this installation at the top of my list. In the meantime, check out how they put it together in the little video below.