This summer, the Tower Of London will be surrounded by a sea of crimson. This installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, will commemorate each and every British or Colonial fatality from World War 1 by planting 888, 246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea around the tower. My mum purchased a poppy for a relative lost in this battle. Absolutely beautiful.

This installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, will commemorate each and every British or Colonial fatality from World War 1 by planting 246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea around the tower.

L-R Chelsea Pensioner, Yeoman of the Guard and Grenadier Guard amongst the poppy installation at the Tower of London commemorating the fallen of WWI

In pictures: The poppies at the Tower of London

WWI Remembrance at the Tower of London. Three generations on the military, Chelsea Pensioner Albert Willis, Yeoman Warder Paul Cunilffe and Captain of the Grenadier Guard Joe Robinson plant poppies.

'Blood swept lands and seas of red' – poppy display at the Tower of London. I wish I could've seen this!!!

Pictures of the day: 3 October 2014

Poppy Appeal at Tower of London created by ceramic artist Paul Cummings and stage designer Tom Piper. ceramic poppies commemorates the fallen soldiers of First World War - it's about loss and commemoration.

graffiti in the Tower of London, through spitalfieldslife.com

century graffiti carved into the cells of the Tower of London by prisoners awaiting execution.

Tower of London - Traitor's Gate where all prisoners of importance entered the Tower.

Tower of London - Traitor's Gate where all prisoners of importance entered the Tower, including Queen Anne Boleyn.

The White Tower is the oldest structure within the Tower of London.  White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078, and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite.

The White Tower is the oldest structure within the Tower of London. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite.

Tower of London, Raven. Eight ravens are kept at the Tower of London. Their wings are clipped so they can't fly away.  Legend has it that failing to have Ravens reside at the Tower will cause it to crumble and a terrible disaster shall befall England.

Tower of London, Raven. Eight ravens are kept at the Tower of London. Their wings are clipped so they can't fly away. Legend has it that failing to have Ravens reside at the Tower will cause it to crumble and a terrible disaster shall befall England.

Traitors Gate, Tower of London Traitors GateThe infamous entrance to the Tower of London, Traitors Gate, is the water-gate entrance to the Tower of London complex and forms part of St. Thomas' Tower, which was built to provide additional royal accommodation. The gate was designed by the Medieval architect Master James of St George on the orders of King Edward I between 1275 and 1279 to provide a new water-gate by which King Edward could arrive at the Tower by river. In the proceeding…

Traitors Gate, Tower of London. Traditionally thought of the entrance by which the Princess Elizabeth entered the tower; historian David Starkey disagrees with this theory.

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