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.

Prisoner graffiti at the Tower of London

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

Poppies Pour Like Blood from the Tower of London - 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 and Colonial fatality from World War 1 by planting 888,246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea around the tower's dry moat.

In Pictures: Poppies At The Tower Of London

Tower of London - This installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, will commemorate each and every British and Colonial fatality from World War I by planting red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea around the tower's dry moat.

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.

Top Things to do in the Tower of London - The World Is A Book

Top Things to do in the Tower of London

The most famous and fascinating figures in medieval history lived.and died here. Top Things to do in the Tower of London - The World Is A Book

Traitors Gate, Tower of London. More of the best of London tips: http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/blog/2013/08/09/london-tips/

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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