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It was posted on 11th November to commemorate Armistice Day, where the nation remembers those who have died in war.
This stunning photo was taken by Alan Wyn at Caernarfon Castle in Wales of the beautiful exhibition of poppies – the ‘weeping window’.
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Poppies to remember
Back in 2014, millions of people visited a poignant display at the Tower of London.
888,246 ceramic poppies were spread out in a sea of red to mark the centenary of the start of World War I, to remember and honour every single death in the British and Colonial forces.
The title of the installation was ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’, created by designer Paul Cummins and artist Tom Piper, and the nation took it to its heart – with visitors queuing for hours to see the sweeping sea of red cascade from the window into the grounds below.
Now, 2 years later and the display has been split into two, and this sculpture, named as the ‘Weeping Window’ is on tour and has arrived for the first time in Wales.
It’s part of a UK-wide tour for both displays, organised by the UK’s arts programme for the World War I centenary.
Why you should visit Caernarfon Castle
The castle could not be a more poignant location for this beautiful installation, that sees thousands of ceramic poppies ‘cascade’ down from a window into the castle walls.
The medieval fortress is also home to the museum of the Welsh Fusiliers Regiment, who fought in World War I and at the Battle of Somme.
For many, this castle is one of the most impressive in Wales and visitors come from far and wide to experience it.
It’s situated in the town of Caernarfon, in North West Wales.
There has been a castle on this spot since the late 11th century, first made out of wattle and Daub but later replaced by a stone version by King Edward I, who also built a wall around the town. Strategically, it was in a very important position, and needed protecting.
Before that, there were links to Roman fortresses.
Nowadays it’s a World Heritage Site visited by thousands every year – it’s hard to miss in this beautiful little town!
The sculpture will be on display until 20th November 2016.
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