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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

A need to share...T stands for Tower

We had such a wonderful time in London over the weekend and were both totally blown away by the amazing poppies at the Tower of London that I felt the need to share.  I know many of you have already been to see them but I also know many who are unable to go so here's my pics specially for you.


Please feel free to click on the pics to enlarge them....they are well worth a closer look.

We had tickets to the Tower too and here's a few pics of inside for you.


This was my favourite photo that I took....the sky was blue, the numbers of poppies are mind blowing and these ones seem to be reaching out to us.

We will remember them.

22 comments:

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What beautiful weather you had...glorious pics :-)
Xxx

voodoo vixen said...

Fabulous photos of the Tower Poppies Annie, and the weather looks like it stayed good too with those wonderful blue skies. So glad you enjoyed the trip, wonderful and emotional too. Annette

mamapez5 said...

Beautiful photos Annie. And you had such a lovely day for your trip. They wouldn´t have been quite so impressive under grey skies, though some critics say they are too pretty for what they symbolise. I know, if I had been in UK, I would have made sure I got to see them. My son was over there from Denmark a week ago and he saw them from a distance, but didn´t have time to queue for a closer look, but he was very moved by it. Thanks for sharing your photos. Kate x

JoZart said...

Magnificent photos of a wonderful day for you. Thanks for sharing your experience with those of us who could not get there. What a special memory!
It is overwhelming to see your post and it must have been even mind-blowing for you to be there in person on such a poignant day.
Jo x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was quite impressed with the photos you took. I am still not quite sure of the significance of that arc, but I read the PM wants to save it and put it, and the one at the window, on permanent display. I know it seems like I don't know what I'm talking about, but I'm sure you know the two areas I'm referring to.

I enlarged and looked and looked. I was SURE I would find someone sipping on a bottle of water. Maybe drinks weren't allowed, or maybe the bottled water craze isn't as strong in Britain as it is here in the US. Regardless, I'm delighted you shared these with us for T this Tuesday. BTW, my tribute will be up at 11 am CST (or 5 pm your time) today.

dawn said...

Hello and Happy T Day! The pictures are gorgeous. Lovely art and sky too. thank you for sharing and have a good week.

Vicki Miller said...

I am green with envy about your visit, but thanks for the photos. Over here in Australia, we are just starting to make poppies for next anzac day, when a display of handmade ones made by people all around the country, like your brooches in the previous post, is planned

Karen Gist said...

Aren't they absolutely beautiful and incredibly symbolic! They really touched my heart when I saw then in real life too Annie. When I went it had just rained and the sky was blue and they just shone! xxx

see you there! said...

I'm dropping in from Elizabeth's place. I enjoyed seeing your photos of the poppies in London. I think the whole idea is so amazing. I also like the poppies you created out of your "special bits" and showed in the previous post. Very special.

Darla

Hettie said...

You were so lucky to get inside the Tower. The day we went the queue was several hours long and as we had had a drama getting there due to the tubes being stopped on the District line we had no chance of knowing what time we could be home.
Your weather was also much nicer. Your photos are fabulous.
I and Mr Hettie are so glad we went. Such an awesome sight and wonderful atmosphere around the Tower.
Hugs
xx

Linda Kunsman said...

Really great photos! Seeing all those glorious poppies and the remembering what they represent is sad and beautiful at the same time. Thank you for sharing, and happy T day!

Halle said...

Another gorgeous collection of poppy images from London. What an amazing sight it must have been.
Happy T Day!

Dianne said...

Those poppies are so beautiful, and heartbreaking at the same time. The visual impact is stunning, and really helps to bring home the sacrifice of so many. Hard for those of us to fathom who didn't live through those terrible times. gorgeous photos dear...and wonderful post. had to wonder about the monkeys on the wall, though. sculptures, I guess? :)
Happy T Tuesday, and remembrance!

lisa said...

What stunning photos, Annie, thanks for sharing them. I would've loved to have seen this. You were certainly lucky with the weather.
Hugs Lisax

~*~Patty S said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful and powerful images with us!
The poppies were featured on our evening news here in the Washington DC area and the aerial views were breathtaking and so moving.
Your favorite photo would have made a perfect addition to the news report.
Happy T Day
oxo

Ariel said...

Beautiful pictures.
Happy T day

Carol said...

Amazingly beautiful photos ♥♥♥♥♥ Such a beautiful tribute to the fallen .

Divers and Sundry said...

Wonderful photos! Thx for sharing. I've always thought the special poppies remembrance for WW1 was quite touching.

Rita said...

Beautiful pictures! Love that last one especially.
Happy T- Day! :)

Helen said...

Glad you enjoyed it, and the blue skies made your trip perfect!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your photos-how I wish we could have gone! Chrisx

Neet said...

Lovely, and many thanks for the share. I am so glad you and Dave had a weekend away, think after all the stress of the pre-move and then the move itself (which you enjoyed I know) you two needed a weekend of stress free time.
Hugs, Neet xx