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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

London photos: personal tributes among the Tower poppies


I hadn’t been back to the Tower of London to see the WWI commemorative poppy installation “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” (by Paul Cummins) since I helped “plant” some ceramic flowers at the end of August. (See those photos here.) Today I returned to see the installation already being taken down, and discovered that visitors have been leaving their own tributes along the public path over the moat. (Click here for a larger version of the image above.)


(Click here for a larger version of the image above.)

The tributes weren’t just for soldiers who died in the Great War but also for those killed in more recent conflicts, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  • Beowulf

    We must never forget.
    Not everyone realizes that 1914 and 1945 were the beginning and ending years of one long, soul-destroying war. Let the poppies bloom.

  • Amen.

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