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

whenitallturnstodust:  Remember, Remember via LondonDream  Red ceramic poppies fill the moat of the Tower of London to commemorate every British or Commonwealth soldier killed during the war.

whenitallturnstodust: Remember, Remember via LondonDream Red ceramic poppies fill the moat of the Tower of London to commemorate every British or Commonwealth soldier killed during the war.

Volunteers plant 888,246 poppies at the Tower of London to remember the war dead via @MPSinthesky

Volunteers plant 888,246 poppies at the Tower of London to remember the war dead via @MPSinthesky

The White Tower is the oldest structure within the Tower of London.  White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078, and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite.

The White Tower is the oldest structure within the Tower of London. White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078, and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite.

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

In pictures: The poppies at the Tower of London

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

Ravenmaster with one of his six charges at the Tower of London.

Fearn: Alder

Traitors Gate, Tower of London, where prisoners were taken into custody, including Princess Elizabeth.

Traitors Gate, Tower of London, where prisoners were taken into custody, including Princess Elizabeth.

Roman wall still stands near the London Museum. Imagine the tales it could tell of the past 2,000 years!

Roman wall still stands near the London Museum. Imagine the tales it could tell of the past 2,000 years!

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.

The Tower and The Gherkin - I did not have time to go see these last summer when I was in London, but maybe next time (May2015)

The Tower and The Gherkin - I did not have time to go see these last summer when I was in London, but maybe next time (May2015)

Tower of London - Traitor's Gate where all prisoners of importance entered the Tower.

Tower of London - Traitor's Gate where all prisoners of importance entered the Tower.

The Ravens in the Tower of London are so important to the people of England that…

The Ravens in the Tower of London are so important to the people of England that…

Casino-resort Wynn Las Vegas and Encore has a list of prestigious awards (Michelin, Forbes, Mobil, AAA) as long as the Strip itself. Sit down for a bite at any of the nine on-site fine dining restaurants, watch aquatic acrobatic spectacle Le Rêve—The Dream and then retire to an upscale suite in the Tower Suites or Resort Tower. And that’s only scratching the pearl-inlaid marble surface.

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Casino-resort Wynn Las Vegas and Encore has a list of prestigious awards (Michelin, Forbes, Mobil, AAA) as long as the Strip itself. Sit down for a bite at any of the nine on-site fine dining restaurants, watch aquatic acrobatic spectacle Le Rêve—The Dream and then retire to an upscale suite in the Tower Suites or Resort Tower. And that’s only scratching the pearl-inlaid marble surface.

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