To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, this art installation called "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" was created, with 888,246 ceramic poppies filling the moat of the Tower of London. The fantastic display really captured the public's imagination and large crowds went to see it. By coincidence I found myself in central London with a few minutes to spare early in the morning on the last day before dismantling was to begin, so I took the chance to go and have a look. At 8 am on a chilly Monday morning there was no problem with crowds, although there were still plenty of people coming at dawn to see the amazing view.
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