While in London this week my wife and I made it our business to head to the Tower of London to see the progress of the ceramic poppy exhibition due to culminate on 11 November 2014.
Entitled 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' sees the Tower of London's famous dry moat filled with over 800,000 ceramic poppies to create a powerful visual commemoration for the First World War Centenary.
The poppies, a symbol of Remembrance in the UK, will eventually encircle the iconic landmark, creating not only a spectacular display visible from all around the Tower, but also an inspiring setting for performance and learning activities, as well as providing a location for personal reflection.
The scale of the installation intends to reflect the magnitude of such an important centenary which has already captured the imagination of the country this year.
Just 9 days into its inception we were truly impressed as were obviously the thousands of British and foreign visitors surrounding the Tower.