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Tower of London commemorates Britain’s fallen

More than 100,000 ceramic poppies, every one of them handmade, have been installed around England’s Tower of London, to commemorate 100 years since Britain entered the first world war. The installation called Bloodswept Lands and Seas of Red was created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with the help of gathered artists and people with direct family links to those involved with the war. 

A total of 888,246 poppies is set fill the moat of the tower over the British summer, to represent each person from Britain that died at the front of the war. 

If you’ve no plans to fly to the other side of the world to have a look, you can follow the field of growing poppies on Twitter by searching #TowerPoppies. These photos from @HRP_palaces.

Surf, design, travel – these are the things that gets Leigh out of bed every morning (those, and a piping hot cup of milky tea). She holds qualifications in both fashion design and communications, and has written a bunch of fashion, beauty, food, travel and design stories.

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