Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The Weeping Window. . .

These are some of the many ceramic poppies outside of St. George's Hall in Liverpool.  These made up part of the huge installation outside the Tower of London last year.

This piece is called The Weeping Window by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper.  St. George's Hall is where the recruitment of soldiers took place during the First World War.

Outside the hall is the Liverpool Cenotaph, one of the finest war memorials I've ever seen, sculpted by Herbert Tyson Smith and finished in 1930.  On one side you have all the soldiers going off to war.

And on the other, the grieving families placing wreaths in remembrance.

 The contemporary detail is beautiful and striking.

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