Trip to London

I love poppies so when I heard about what they are doing at The Tower of London in  remembrance of the First World War, I knew I had to go. For those of you overseas this photo will tell you about it.


Lucky for me I have a friend who lives a short train journey away from central London, so Madam and I invited ourselves for a sleepover. We arrived at the Tower nice and early and were met with a spectacular sight, I spent most of the day with a lump in my throat. The poppies were amazing. These are the ones you can see from the outside

From inside the Tower looking out

Some close ups

At the drawbridge the poppies weave and float up over the bridge, beautiful


They will ‘plant’ the last poppy on the 11th of November, they will then be taken up, packaged up and sent out to those that have purchased them. I am one of the lucky ones that will receive one and I can’t wait. So glad I got to see this.

(PS Blister is on the mend, cut off the dead skin this morning, (no photos!), toe nail is getting backer by the day, but did manage an interval session with Madam this morning)




About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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11 Responses to Trip to London

  1. CeeJayKay says:

    I took my son in August and we both were quite emotional about it all xxx

  2. Hedwigia says:

    That’s the first time I’ve seen pictures of that. Very moving indeed. Thank you. 888,246 just sounds like a big number until you really see it like that.

  3. winsometahn says:

    I’ve been watching this the last couple of months and was hoping to visit when in London on the 16th – I might be just too late though 😦
    Your photos are beautiful.

  4. Love the pics and it makes a nice change from the blister which has been haunting my via facebook and my blog feed!! 😉

  5. We’re off to have a look tomorrow….wouldn’t want to miss it…it looks amazing.

  6. So pretty in photos I can only imagine how breathtaking it is in person.

  7. Red Hen says:

    Ah, wonderful! Got to read the post before but couldn’t see the pics then. What a marvellous idea and a very effective installation.

  8. Tubontherun says:

    They are breathtaking aren’t they! Congratulations on being one of the lucky owners of one – I heard that they sold really quickly.

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