14 October 2014

Poppies at the Tower

The trip today was to see the poppies, some 880000, that have been hand made and planted in the moat surrounding the Tower of London.

We took the HS to Stratford and changed to the DLR to Tower Gateway.  The exit is across the road from the Tower and we could see the crowds of people viewing the display plus the long queues for the Tower's ticket office and entrance.

The display has no straight edges as it represents the blood of those that were killed in the battlefields across the globe, mostly on the Western Front and Gallipoli.

It is sobering to thing that each poppy represents a soldier fighting in the British Army that was killed fighting for his country.

A debt we still owe to those that paid with their blood.


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