Tower of London draped in poppies to mark First World War centenary

Poppies: picture was snapped by tweeter @tudorgurl
Poppies: picture was snapped by tweeter @tudorgurl

The Tower of London has been draped in poppies as part of an installation to commemorate the first full day of Britain's involvement in the First World War.

The installation, entitled ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’, is made up of ceramic poppies and has been created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper.

Poppies will be added to the piece, which will be completed on 11 November when the final poppy is planted.

Each of the poppies is available to buy, with proceeds supporting six Armed Forces charities.

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