Monthly Archives: November 2014

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Today was my day off from work so I got up at 5am and went up to the Tower of London to see the poppies and beat the crowds. So glad I went early.

The moat looks breathtakingly beautiful and I had to remind myself that it wasn’t just a photo opportunity.  It’s so hard to take in the magnitude of each poppy representing a life, all 888,246 of them.

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Traitors’ Gate.

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If you get the opportunity to go, I would urge everyone to visit before the poppies are removed. I’ll keep the memory of this day with me forever and will always be grateful to those that gave their lives so we can live ours.  RIP.