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Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone, But Not Forgotten

Like the 888,246 British military lives lost during the First World War 1914-1918, the stunning art installation at the Tower of London made up of 888,246 individual ceramic poppies planted between 5th August to 11th November 2014 and titled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, has now gone.

The transient nature of this beautiful display somehow makes the loss of life commemorated by the installation all the more poignant – swathes of poppies apparently cut down as if in their prime, never to return. It has proved to be a touching memorial to those who gave their lives for King and Country a century ago, and one I’m privileged to have experienced at first hand.

One last image of the poppies in situ seemed to be a fitting choice for this week’s photo challenge…

Poppy-moat   Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone, But Not Forgotten

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9 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone, But Not Forgotten

  1. Perfect choice of image for the title … I didn’t get to see it (I live in France) but there is no doubt in my mind that it was the most fitting and moving memorial to the lives lost – and never forgotten 🙂

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