The moat of the Tower of London has been totally filled with over 800,000 poppies, turning it into a sea of red in remembrance of the British and Commonwealth soldiers who died during WWI. I took this hand held panorama perched among the vast crowds who have thronged to see the sight over the last few days. This image was taken in November 2014.
Millions flock to see the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red as the moat of the Tower of London is filled with over 800,000 ceramic poppies.
The Tower of London is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London. During the weeks leading up to the 100th Armistice Day events, the moat was slowly filled with poppies in the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red exhibition. Completed in early November, this became a massive tourist attraction, estimated to have been seen by millions of people. The 888,246 poppies remembers each of the British and Commonwealth soldiers who died during WWI.
The Tower of London
Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4AB
Phone: 0844 482 7777
Tower of London website
Bus: Tower Bridge Approach
DLR: Tower Gateway
Ferry: St Katharine's Pier, Tower Millennium Pier
Tube: Tower Hill (Circle, District lines)