Poppies And Ghosts

FiestaRedFiestaRed Derbyshire, EnglandPosts: 81Registered Users Big grins
edited June 17, 2017 in Street and Documentary

An image from the TogsQuad visit to the Silk Mill in Derby, UK, last night. The "14-18 Now - Weeping Window" exhibition started life in the grounds of the Tower Of London and is now "on tour".
The exhibition remembers through the poppies all the lives that were tragically lost during that terrible conflict.

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  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 11,130Super Moderators moderator

    That is incredible!
    I assume those are live poppies - do you have any information on how they managed to get them to grow up the building like this?

  • Cygnus StudiosCygnus Studios Commercial Photographer San Francisco's North BayPosts: 2,285Registered Users Major grins

    @denisegoldberg said:
    That is incredible!
    I assume those are live poppies - do you have any information on how they managed to get them to grow up the building like this?

    It's an art sculpture. Very neat idea though.

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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 17,889Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator

    Clever idea and a powerful memorial. Thanks for posting this.

  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 11,130Super Moderators moderator
    edited June 16, 2017

    @Cygnus Studios said:

    @denisegoldberg said:
    That is incredible!
    I assume those are live poppies - do you have any information on how they managed to get them to grow up the building like this?

    It's an art sculpture. Very neat idea though.

    Ah, I should have known that as a poppy bloom is very fleeting. Definitely a great idea!

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 5,278Super Moderators moderator

    Really beautiful!

  • toragstorags Major grins Posts: 4,038Registered Users Major grins

    Beautiful... thanks for posting

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  • FiestaRedFiestaRed Derbyshire, EnglandPosts: 81Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 17, 2017

    @denisegoldberg said:
    That is incredible!
    I assume those are live poppies - do you have any information on how they managed to get them to grow up the building like this?

    Unfortunately not real poppies Denise but ceramic ones, every single one handmade. The original display at the Tower Of London in 2014 had 888,246 poppies cascading down from one of the towers windows and then spreading out into and around the moat. The display in the Tower Of London was a powerful commemoration for the 100 year anniversary of the First World War. Each poppy represented a British military fatality during the war.

    Smaller displays of the poppies are now visiting a few places here in the UK. The Silk Mill is now a museum of local history and has such things as Rolls Royce aero engines and scale models of steam trains, all that were made in Derby.

    Thanks to everyone for the kind words. Really appreciated.

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 11,664Administrators moderator

    Powerful and beautiful photo. You thought this one out well and the result speaks for itself.

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  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 2,913Registered Users Major grins

    Well done.

  • digitalandfilmdigitalandfilm Big grins NYPosts: 38Registered Users Big grins

    Wow..impressive.

  • cosmicrealitycosmicreality San Francisco, CaPosts: 26Registered Users Big grins
    Wow, ethereal. Great use of shutter speed to add meaning and context

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