This summer, the Tower Of London was surrounded by a sea of crimson. The installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, commemorated each and every British or Commonwealth fatality from World War 1 by planting 888,246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea spilling out and surrounding The Tower of London

This summer, the Tower Of London was surrounded by a sea of crimson. The installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, commemorated each and every British or Commonwealth fatality from World War 1 by planting 888,246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea spilling out and surrounding The Tower of London

Talk to the ravens at the Tower, tell them I'm not there for the ghosts or crown jewels, but to hang out with them. Slip them beef jerky?

Talk to the ravens at the Tower, tell them I'm not there for the ghosts or crown jewels, but to hang out with them. Slip them beef jerky?

L-R Chelsea Pensioner, Yeoman of the Guard and Grenadier Guard amongst the poppy installation at the Tower of London commemorating the fallen of WWI

L-R Chelsea Pensioner, Yeoman of the Guard and Grenadier Guard amongst the poppy installation at the Tower of London commemorating the fallen of WWI

Graffiti at the Tower of London.  Hipster English prisoners, Defaming walls in Latin since before you were born.

Graffiti at the Tower of London. Hipster English prisoners, Defaming walls in Latin since before you were born.

Tower of London, Raven. Eight ravens are kept at the Tower of London. Their wings are clipped so they can't fly away.  Legend has it that failing to have Ravens reside at the Tower will cause it to crumble and a terrible disaster shall befall England.

Tower of London, Raven. Eight ravens are kept at the Tower of London. Their wings are clipped so they can't fly away. Legend has it that failing to have Ravens reside at the Tower will cause it to crumble and a terrible disaster shall befall England.

Edward & Richard ~ the 'Princes in the Tower'. These two boys were, in fact Edward V (uncrowned king of England) and his younger brother Richard, the only two surviving sons of the late Edward IV. History (and the Tudors) tell us that the boys were murdered some time after 1483 while resident in the Tower of London, and give the likely culprit as their uncle, King Richard III. Historians continue to debate the issue; I point the finger at Henry VII!  From Rob.  Totally agree.

Edward & Richard ~ the 'Princes in the Tower'. These two boys were, in fact Edward V (uncrowned king of England) and his younger brother Richard, the only two surviving sons of the late Edward IV. History (and the Tudors) tell us that the boys were murdered some time after 1483 while resident in the Tower of London, and give the likely culprit as their uncle, King Richard III. Historians continue to debate the issue; I point the finger at Henry VII! From Rob. Totally agree.

Poppies Pour Like Blood from the Tower of London - This summer, the Tower Of London will be surrounded by a sea of crimson. This installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, will commemorate each and every British and Colonial fatality from World War 1 by planting 888,246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea around the tower's dry moat.

Poppies Pour Like Blood from the Tower of London - This summer, the Tower Of London will be surrounded by a sea of crimson. This installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, will commemorate each and every British and Colonial fatality from World War 1 by planting 888,246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea around the tower's dry moat.

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