On Nov 11, to celebrate the Remembrance Day, Artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper gave an astonishing décor to the famous dry moat at the famous tower of London. They filled the moat with 888,246 ceramic poppies. The result was an awesome view of this historic place. It took about 8,000 volunteers to install these poppies and also to remove them.
All of these red poppies are individually crafted before finally placing them in the landscape. It wasn’t done in one day, but it took months to create such a huge decor. Well, the efforts were worth it.
The Remembrance Day is celebrated to mark the day on which the World War I ended, and to honor the commonwealth armed forces who sacrificed many lives in the war against enemy. The last flower was planted on Nov 11. Take a look at the video. The view from above the ground is spectacular, displaying the powerful and visceral visual commemorative quality of the installation.
The same volunteers, who had helped installing them, today, started removing them after celebrating the Day.