'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red'
I don't know a lot about art and I know what I like. Last week I had the opportunity to spend some time with Ramona in London. We had tickets to the Tower Bridge exhibition, but what I really wanted to see was the commemorative installation at the Tower of London marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of The Great War. Entitled 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' it features 888,246 ceramic red poppies (in Britain the most evocative symbol of the conflict), the scale of the work and its settling is breath taking! If you are resident in the UK you really should make a point of seeing it at close quarters before 11th November.
The fact that it looks as though the Tower is oozing blood from its interior may have been unintentional (?) but is also fitting given it's gruesome thousand year history.
Ramona in front of some old castle
The Tower Bridge exhibition is worth a visit as well, briefly possessed by the spirit of Fred Dibnah I started welling up at the sight of steam engine machinery!