We had a rare free day on Saturday so Chris and I took the train into Liverpool for the day. On the itinerary was a visit to see the ceramic poppy's that originated from the huge display at the Tower of London in 2014. Not all the poppy's were sold off as artist Paul Cummins had incorporated two elements of poppy's called the wave and the weeping window into the display. He wanted these elements to remain as a lasting legacy to commemorate those who gave their lives. The poppy's are now touring the UK.
The breath-taking sculptures were initially conceived as the key dramatic sculptural elements in the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London in the autumn of 2014. Over the course of their time at the Tower, the two sculptures were gradually surrounded by a vast field of ceramic poppies, each one planted by a volunteer in memory of the life of a British and Colonial soldier lost during the First World War. Over 30,000 people volunteered to take part in planting the poppies, with the final one placed in the ground on Armistice Day, 11 November 2014.
|Not as large as the London display but still as poignant none the less|
|Each poppy is hand made and unique.|
|The one poppy stands tall amongst the sea of the others.|