Gr8at: Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red exhibition

To commemorate 100 years since the start of World War I, an exhibition entitled “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” was created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and theatre designer Tom Piper.  It has truly captured the heart of a nation, having been visited by more than four million people, equating to about 70,000 people a day. While a spectacular vision, it also masks the tragedy of war. Each of the 888,246 poppies represents a British or Colonial soldier’s life lost in World War I. With today being the Armastice, it seemed fitting to put the photos up that my mum took when she visited recently.

Overall pic

Stunning red

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red"

close up poppy

A view from above

Striking red photo

Falling sea of red

Striking red


38 thoughts on “Gr8at: Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red exhibition

  1. Personally, I think it should stay as a permenant reminder: it being removed smacks a little of ‘let’s remember today, and get back to fighting again tomorrow.’
    Thanks for the pics.

  2. I am so glad you showed a close up of the poppies in the water. I wondered, since someone else posted about this wonderful, poignant (emotional) display. The total number is incredibly sad of how many lives were lost, Alex. I would love to go inside this and see the art exhibit, in person. thanks for this post!

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