Ceramic Poppies adorn the Entire Castle of London Tower and its Grounds

Ceramic Poppies adorn the Entire Castle of London Tower and its Grounds

Marking the centenary of the First World War, the historic tower of London has been turned into a sea of red.

Tower of London transformed into red sea as first of 800,000 poppies Poppies-at-the-Tower-of-London 2The art installation, called ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’, features 888,246 ceramic poppies-one for each British and Colonial death during the conflict.

Tower of London transformed into red sea as first of 800,000 poppies Poppies-at-Tower-of-LondonPaul Cummins and a team of volunteers have laid the poppies throughout the summer. The delicate poppies adorn the entire castle and its grounds. Some group of flowers pour out of the Tower windows, cascading to the ground, while others seem to splash over from the fields into the pedestrian walkways, bringing a trail of bright crimson to visitor’s feet.

Tower of London transformed into red sea as first of 800,000 poppies Tower of London transformed into red sea as first of 800,000 poppiesEach of the 888,246 ceramic poppies will be sold for £25.

The first ceramic poppy was planted last month, with the final one due to be planted on Armistice Day on November 11.