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September 2019



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curiouswombat in photo_scavenger


thismaz posted a picture of part of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation that was split up and reinstalled in various places around the country after it was taken down from its original place at the Tower of London as her answer for this challenge.

Her picture showed them at the pithead winding gear at Woodhorn Museum in Northumberland.

Now here is the picture I have chosen -


This shows the very same ceramic poppies in the most recent stage of their 'tour' - cascading down the wall of Lincoln Castle.

What is even odder is that, like Maz, I have lots of pictures of growing flowers but had chosen this instead.


I like the idea of flowers going on tour.
It is a really good idea - so many people didn't get the chance to see them when they were at the Tower of London. Although the ones on tour are just a small proportion of the original installation, where there was one poppy for every British/Commonwealth soldier who was killed in WW1.
Oh, I like your picture, the angle captures the way the poppies are cascading down the slope, but also suggests poppies piled high.

Edited at 2016-09-05 05:17 am (UTC)
Thank you - I was so pleased to find them there in Lincoln.
A beautiful pic! I love it that this installation is travelling around the country.
Oops! Just noticed your comment. I think it is a really good idea to take it around the country - and it is interesting to see the poppies in different contexts, too, like at the pithead where Maz saw them.
When they said that some of the poppies were going to be toured round Britain I hadn't really thought of how they would be displayed. This is beautiful.
It was such a good idea to take them on tour. They visit the places the lads actually came from - and look just a little different in each different context.