Poppies at the Tower of London

The Tower of London is one of London’s most iconic historic buildings. It was founded towards the end of 1066 After William the Conquerer, won the battle of Hastings.

The Tower was built over 900 years ago and still stands strong today. It’s architecture echos the gloom from its medieval history and it’s what I love most about it.

Now while this isn’t my first visit to the Tower, this one is definitely one I won’t forget.

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To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, ceramic poppies were installed in the moat of The Tower of London, one for each of the soldiers who were killed.

Istallation started on 5th August until 11th November but was then extended to the end of November before being dismantled. The exhibition was called “Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red“.

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We continued around the tower to Traitors Gate for another view of the Poppies.

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After seeing the number of poppies it’s truly poignant. I’m humbled at how out of such chaos and destruction, the brave men and women that gave their lives get the commemoration they deserve 100 years on.

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Our history provides us with lessons we can learn from, in order to build a better future for ourselves.

As always, thanks for reading.
Em

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