Archive for the tag 'Poppies'

We need time to dream, time to remember, and time to reach the infinite. Time to be.
Gladys Taber

16 Comments CherryPie on Nov 29th 2015

…and in the morning, we will remember them.

During 2014-2018 a series of nationwide and international events are taking place to commemorate the centenary of World War One. The series of events is being led by the Imperial War Museum, which has a dedicated website entitled
The events will serve to remind us of those who [...]

13 Comments CherryPie on Nov 11th 2015

During my visit to the M Museum in Leuven I noticed these poppies through a museum window. They reminded me of the poppies in the moat at the Tower of London. When I got home I looked up the website that was advertised to find out more about them:

Poppies for Peace is based on an [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Jul 8th 2015

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1: a large body of matter with no definite shape.
“the sun broke out from behind a mass of clouds”
pile, heap, stack, clump, cloud, bunch, bundle, lump
2: a large number of people or objects crowded together.
“a mass of cyclists”
large number, abundance, profusion, multitude, group, crowd, mob,rabble, horde,
barrage, throng, huddle, host, troop, army, herd, flock,drove, swarm, pack, press,
crush, mountain, flood
“a mass of cyclists”
1: involving or affecting large numbers of people or things.
“the film has mass appeal”
wholesale, universal, widespread, general, large-scale, extensive, pandemic
“mass hysteria”
1: assemble [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Mar 6th 2015

Traitor’s (or Traitors’) Gate was a watergate – originally simply called the Water Gate – beneath St Thomas’s Tower at the Tower of London.
The gate was built in the late 1270s on the orders of Edward I to provide a convenient means by which he could arrive by barge. It acquired its present name as [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 2nd 2015

At the beginning of the week I was notified that my ‘Poppy from the Moat’ was due to be delivered within the next two days. After a delay it turned up yesterday and upon opening the parcel I found the poppy was still slightly damp after several weeks residing in the ‘Tower Moat’. I am [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Dec 6th 2014

The Tower of London art installation entitled ‘Blood Swept Land and Seas of Red‘ is now complete. The last poppy was planted in the moat at 10.50 today during the final ceremony (among the poppies) commemorating the  centenary of World War One. The art installation marked one hundred years since the first day of Britain’s [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 11th 2014

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