This is the spectacular installation at the Tower of London, commemorating 100 years since Armastice Day. There are 10,000 flames, which represent not just the soldiers who lost their lives, but all those who were bereaved or affected by the war. Each flame is ceremonially lit, creating a circle of light around the tower as a powerful symbol of remembrance. The lighting takes 4–50 minutes and the flames remain lit for around four hours. I really recommend you see this post from a previous commemoration.
As someone with a strong Mexican background, I just had to celebrate the Dia de los Muertes or Day of the Dead, a tradition that dates right back to the Aztecs. The traditions of the holiday are wonderfully captured in the Pixar film Coco.
I usually do a Gr8at when it comes to photography awards, especially when they are as exceptional as these. But it just worked so well as a montage I had to display them in this format. So congratulations to Pedro Jarque Krebs, Petr Bambousek, Saverio Gatto, David Easton, Richard Shucksmith, Rostislav Ageev, Sienna Anderson and Martin Grace who all saw their work acclaimed in the latest Bird Photographer of the Year Awards. Can you guess which photograph won the overall prize?
This is a montage made up of five different images submitted for the Tricks of the Light: open exhibition, which accepts both photographs and paintings. These and numerous others are being displayed at the Riverside Gallery in Whitaker Avenue, Richmond until 3 March, extended from 13 January. For full disclosure, my mother’s photograph is on the bottom left.
The striking 60m Giant Observation Wheel at the seaonal festive attraction, Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. I’ve always liked ferris wheels and included previous efforts in my blog. This is the one from Leicester Square, and the two from Vienna are here and here.