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Poppy Wave at Fort Nelson. Taken by Paul Gonella.

The Wave at Fort Nelson

If like me you’ve yet to visit the poppy Wave sculpture at Fort Nelson then time is running out as it finishes at the end of the month, well, June 24th to be exact.

I imagine many of you are already aware but just in case, Wave was part of the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ at the Tower of London in 2014. Over the course of their time at the Tower, the two sculptures, Wave and Weeping Window, were gradually surrounded by a vast field of ceramic poppies, each one planted by a volunteer in memory of every British or Colonial life lost at the Front during the First World War (888,246). In their original setting they captured the public imagination and were visited by over five million people.

Fort Nelson is open daily between 10 am to 5 pm and entry is free, although there is a small charge to park your car on site. Fingers crossed that it will be nice this weekend so I can take some nice shots with a clear blue sky in the background.

Poppy Wave at Fort Nelson. Taken by Paul Gonella.
Poppy Wave at Fort Nelson. Taken by Paul Gonella.
Poppy Wave at Fort Nelson. Taken by Paul Gonella.
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