In Rememberance

In 2014, on the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War 1 I went to see the fantastic poppy installation at the Tower of London. The imagery was very powerful and has remained with me ever since. It took a considerable length of time to see all 888,246 of these poppies, each one representing a life lost. The sheer scale of it, the blood-redness of it made a huge impression on me and anyone who saw it.

One of the poppies from that installation has been framed and hangs in my home. 

In memory of those who never came home from that awful conflict, especially those from my own parish of Mevagh in County Donegal and the countless others who suffered horrendous injuries from which they never recovered.

 

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THE PITY OF WAR!

 

The original post can be seen here Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

 

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7 responses to “In Rememberance

  1. What gorgeous photos! I would love to see these poppies in person. It would undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on me, too!

  2. What a beautiful post. I would love to have seen those poppies but your photographs are stunning. 🏵

  3. How lovely to have one of the poppies. I would love to have seen the installation in person. It looks amazing in your photos.

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