On this beautiful sunny warm November day we went into the city centre to see the new art installation outside our magnificent St George's Hall. Over 5000 of the (almost a million) poppies which were displayed at the Tower of London have been retained to create smaller tributes in cities around Great Britain over the next year.
I did not expect them to make much of an impact, being far smaller number, but when I saw how they were displayed it was quite moving and yet it in was easy to imagine how it was in London.
The sandbags provided a barrier to public access and were perfectly in keeping with the theme of the event and far better than a fence.
This will be on public display throughout the Winter and I almost hope it snows sometime as it will look amazing in contrast. I'll be there armed with my camera.
Poppies: Wave and Weeping Window
The poppies can be seen in the background on the steps at the base of the columns and in front is
the senotaph with all the wreaths from the weekend's memorial service.