War Flowers: A Red Sea Of Ceramic Poppies

Not Only In Flanders Fields

War Flowers: A Red Sea Of Ceramic Poppies

“Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” opened on August 5th of 2014, exactly one hundred years and one day after the United Kingdom officially declared war on and the opening ceremonies were attended by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, Catherine (Duchess of Cambridge) and Prince Harry. The Royals were accompanied by Sir Richard Dannatt, Constable of the Tower of London. During the opening ceremonies, each of the honored guests took turns planting a ceramic poppy and afterward took time to walk reflectively through the waves of artificial flowers spilling out from and surrounding the Tower of London.

War Flowers: A Red Sea Of Ceramic Poppies

“Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” will remain open for public viewing and visitation through November 11th of 2014, after which every ceramic poppy will be offered for sale. Proceeds from the sale of poppies will be distributed amongst six armed forces charities. To purchase poppies and to learn more information about the art installation, please visit Historic Royal Palaces at www.hrp.org.uk. (all images via WENN.com)