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Thursday, 14 June 2018

Poppies: Wave at Fort Nelson

Do you remember back in 2014 the amazing display of ceramic poppies that was installed at the Tower of London? I never got to go and see it and kicked myself ever since.

Poppies: Wave at Fort Nelson

Well, fortunately for me and the rest of the country, some of the poppies from this display are touring the country. There are two, one is called The Wind and the other is called The Wave. 

The Wave installation came to Fort Nelson recently. Wave was created by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper at Fort Nelson for the 14-18 NOW arts project and commemorates the centenary of World War One. It's a sweeping arch of poppy heads, each one suspended on it's own stalk.

Fort Nelson is a Victorian Fort situated on the Portsdown Hills overlooking Portsmouth. It's part of the Royal Armouries Museums and on a clear day, you can get some amazing views of Portsmouth Harbour and over to the Isle of Wight.

Poppies: Wave at Fort Nelson

Poppies: Wave at Fort Nelson

Poppies: Wave at Fort Nelson

Poppies: Wave at Fort Nelson

Poppies: Wave at Fort Nelson

Poppies: Wave at Fort Nelson

Poppies: Wave at Fort Nelson

Poppies: Wave at Fort Nelson

There was lots of things to see at Fort Nelson, but I think that's a post for another day. With a collection of over 350 guns, secret tunnels and 19 acres of ditches and ramparts to explore, we definitely have an excuse to make a return trip. But if you want to see the poppies, you only have until the 24th June to see them at Fort Nelson.

Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson

Does anyone else get asked to stand next to exhibits for 'scale'? Apparently it's a good way to remember the size of something....!

Thanks for reading

Cathy
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