The White Tower is the oldest structure within the Tower of London. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite.
Contrast: The Tower of London, first built in the century, is surrounded by a sea of scarlet poppies in the shadow of the Shard - which became Europe's tallest building when it was completed in 2012 (picture taken Thursday November
This installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, will commemorate each and every British or Colonial fatality from World War 1 by planting 246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea around the tower.
Poppy Appeal at Tower of London created by ceramic artist Paul Cummings and stage designer Tom Piper. ceramic poppies commemorates the fallen soldiers of First World War - it's about loss and commemoration.