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This summer, the Tower Of London was surrounded by a sea of crimson. The installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, commemorated each and every British or Commonwealth fatality from World War 1 by planting 888,246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea spilling out and surrounding The Tower of London

This summer, the Tower 2014 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.

Graffiti at the Tower of London.  Hipster English prisoners, Defaming walls in Latin since before you were born.

Graffiti carved into cell wall of the Tower Of London by prisoners awaiting execution

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.

Crows Ravens: 8 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 residing at the Tower will cause it to crumble, and a terrible disaster shall befall England.

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red poppies installation at the Tower of London commemorating the First World War Centenary.

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red poppies installation at the Tower of London commemorating the First World War Centenary. I hope to visit London when the poppies are in bloom.

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: Poppies at the Tower

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.

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.

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

“If the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall & Britain with it.” According to legend, when Charles II (1660-1685) established the Royal Observatory at the Tower of London the Royal Astronomer John Flamsteed, complained the birds interfered with his celestial observations. Charles ordered their demise – only to be given the infamous warning by an obscure soothsayer.  Consequently, Charles II decreed that at least six ravens be kept at the Tower at all times.

Ravens, Tower of London. The presence of the ravens is traditionally believed to protect the Crown and the Tower; a superstition holds that "If the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it.

The White Tower, Tower of London, UK

The White Tower, Tower of London, UK. We were unable to visit the Tower of London when I traveled to the UK. It had been at the top of my list to see and I'm determined to go there if I ever get back to London.

whenitallturnstodust:  Remember, Remember via LondonDream  Red ceramic poppies fill the moat of the Tower of London to commemorate every British or Commonwealth soldier killed during the war.

Red ceramic poppies fill the moat of the Tower of London to commemorate every British or Commonwealth soldier killed during the war TITLE

Wer zum ersten Mal in London ist, sollte sich auf jeden Fall den Tower of London anschauen. Von den Kronjuwelen des Königshauses war ich etwas enttäuscht, da man auf einer Rolltreppe steht und vorbei gescheucht wird und keine Zeit hat zu schauen oder stehen zu bleiben. Man kann auch nicht viel sehen. Jedoch ist dort auch ein Museum mit alten Rüstungen und Münzen, was sehr interessant ist.

Tower Of London

Tower of London & Tower Bridge. I walked across the bridge and visited the London Tower complex with its Beefeaters, ravens, the Crown Jewels and grounds.

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