The day was July 28th, 1914…….. the beginning of the war to end all wars. The conflict which involved country against country, man against man, and ended four years later on November 11th, 1918.
In one of the deadliest acts of war the world has ever witnessed, the losses were staggering, to say the least.
To honor the day, the month and the nation that enthralled itself upon Europe, the United Kingdom has marked the day in a special way, in a pure act of selfless beauty.
“Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red”, is the installment that Paul Cummins and Tom Piper have put forth at the Tower of London. A total of 888,246 red ceramic poppies adorn the dry moat, each flower representing an individual soldier lost under British and Colonial Military power to the ravages of an embattled war.
The setting of this beautiful commemorative has been done by the numerous volunteers; its completion is slated for November 11th, when the last flower will symbolically be put in place on Remembrance Day for the Commonwealth.
So far the beauty of this art piece is simply amazing, though partially finished the final setting will be nothing short of total awe. The images here are gleefully supplied by the Historic Royal Palace, showing the display in progress.
Anyone wanting to see the progress of the site, may do by clicking on the Historic Royal Palace website and watch the daily and weekly process of this unique monumental dedication to those who lost their lives long ago in the war of all wars.