Dario Mitidieri

Shoots Remembrance Sunday

Dario took his camera to Tower Bridge on Sunday 9th November, to shoot the iconic major art installation 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' by ceramic artist Paul Cummins. It marks one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. Each of the 888,246 ceramic poppies (one for each British and colonial fatality during World War I) lay across the dry moat at the Tower of London. Each evening at twilight, large crowds gather to listen as the names of 180 of those who died in combat are read aloud and a lone bugle plays the song, 'Last Post'. The poppies have been sold to raise funds for service charities and after Armistice Day, the red tide will slowly recede. Dario’s pictures capture the poignancy of this stunning installation and the enthusiasm and support of the visiting crowds. We hope you managed to see the installation.

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