The Poppies At The Tower of London..

Yesterday we went to London to see the poppies at the Tower of London.  It was very busy there, so many people wanting to see this very moving sight.

There is one poppy for every British soldier killed in the first world war, 1914-1918, just under 900,000.  When you see it laid out like this so graphically, it brings home the tragic loss of life. I included a couple of close ups so you can visualise the actual number that go to make up this sombre spectacle. I took over 100 photos, it was hard to decide which ones to leave out.  These are the best or most significant of what I had already reduced to about forty photos.

(Its not a slide show so just click on the first image and then index your way through the gallery)

After this very solemn and moving occasion I moved on to some more general photos along The Embankment at that end of town.  I thought it was best to split it into two separate galleries for obvious reasons.



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