It seemed appropriate, on this particular day, to be here.
Every poppy, a life lost.
Every single poppy.
Tower Bridge in the background.
888,246 hand-made poppies, the first one planted in July, the final one at 11.00 o’clock on the morning of 11th November 2014. As you read this, they are already being removed. For what it’s worth, these photos show the only evening when all of them, every single one, were in place. Most of the pictures aren’t great; it was wet and the light wasn’t too good for hand-held photography, but the poppies and the Tower looked magnificent, and that’s what counts. I hope these pictures give you at least an idea of what it was like to view this awesome spectacle in reality.
We do this kind of thing rather well, us Brits.