888, 246 Poppies Pour Like Bloodstream From The Tower Of London To Remember The Fallen Soldiers Of WWI

This summer, the Tower Of London will be surrounded by a sea of crimson. This installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, will commemorate each and every British or Colonial fatality from World War 1 by planting 888, 246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea around the tower.

The installation, entitled “Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Crimson, ” will be unveiled on August 5th, exactly 100 years after the very first day of Britain involvement in World War 1 . The final, 888, 246th flower will be planted upon November 11th, 2014 – a day of remembrance in the U. E. set aside to commemorate the end from the war.

The ceramic flowers will be sold for 25 pounds a piece, and 10% of the proceeds will be split evenly among six different service-related charities.

More info: hrp. org. uk | paulcumminsceramics. com | Twitter (h/t: thisiscolossal)


Picture credits: Historic Royal Palaces


Picture credits: Massimo Usai


Image credit: Historic Royal Palaces


Image credit: Historic Royal Palaces


Image credit: Historic Royal Palaces


Image credit: Massimo Usai


Image credits: Massimo Usai


Image credits: Historic Regal Palaces


Image credits: Massimo Usai


Image credits: Historic Royal Palaces

888, 246 Poppies Pour Like Blood From The Tower system Of London To Remember The Fallen Soldiers Of WWI originally made an appearance on Bored Panda on August 1, 2014.