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Tower of London Poppies

If you missed the Tower of London Poppies then this is what a drone saw when it flew over the Tower of London’s poppy display.

A stunning, stirring and a stark reminder of every life lost.

The Tower of London has famously marked the centenary of the First World War with a stunning display of ceramic poppies.

An estimated four million people have gone to witness the display.

It’s not always easy to get a decent view or to appreciate the sheer scale of the display.

However, a drone was sent out to capture the commemoration – which it has done with vivid clarity.

With thanks to the Historical Royal Palaces for the beautiful video.

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red was a public art installation created in the moat of the Tower of London, England, between July and November 2014.

It commemorated the centenary of the outbreak of World War I and consisted of 888,246 ceramic red poppies, each intended to represent one British or Colonial serviceman killed in the War.

The ceramic artist was Paul Cummins, with conceptual design by the stage designer Tom Piper.

The work’s title was taken from the first line of a poem by an unknown soldier in World War I.

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