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The Last Post

At the end of March, our ceramic poppy from the iconic installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ at the Tower of London, finally arrived. And thankfully in one piece! It was one of the 888,246 poppies we photographed back in September 2014, each poppy representing an individual British or Colonial soldier who had died in the First World War. Of these poppies, about 18,000 represented New Zealand lives lost.

Ceramic poppy from 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red'

Ceramic poppy from ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’

Poppies at the Tower of London

Poppies at the Tower of London

Tower of London

Tower of London

Photo from Historic Royal Palaces series: Tower of London, Your piece of history

Photo from Historic Royal Palaces series: Tower of London, Your piece of history

Dunedin remembers …

Cenotaph, Queens Gardens

Cenotaph, Queens Gardens

Wall of knitted poppies at Toitu

Wall of knitted poppies at Toitu

We remember our own family who died at Gallipoli

Flanders dress by Karen Walker

Flanders dress by Karen Walker

Commemorative poppy necklace from the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, England

Commemorative poppy necklace from the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, England

First World War postcards including one sent from Camp Anglais, France (1918) by our great-grandfather, Hartley Taylor.

First World War postcards including one sent from Camp Anglais, France (1918) by our great-grandfather, Hartley Taylor.

 

This really is our last post. We’d sincerely like to thank all the lovely people we’ve featured and everyone who has followed us – it’s been a blast. Dunedin, keep on rocking it!

 

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London’s Calling

There’s so much to do and see it’s hard to know where to start! Here we’ve combined some fashion, art and iconic buildings. It was a coincidence that pieces by Dunedin designers happened to match the Tower Bridge paintwork. No sign of Victoria Beckham at the opening of her new shop on Dover Street but the interior did look very chic.

Houses of Parliament and Big Ben

Houses of Parliament and Big Ben

Russian Revolutionary posters at Tate Modern

Russian Revolutionary posters at Tate Modern

Ross enjoys the view from the restaurant at Tate Modern

Ross enjoys the view from the restaurant at Tate Modern

'Victoria Beckham' on Dover Street

‘Victoria Beckham’ on Dover Street

'Tie Fighter' singlet from NO*SENSE by NOM*d worn with pants and bag by Company of Strangers

‘Tie Fighter’ singlet from NO*SENSE by NOM*d worn with pants and bag by Company of Strangers

Pelicans in St James's Park – their beaks are even bigger than Ross'.

Pelicans in St James’s Park – their beaks are even bigger than Ross’.

Street art by Banksy on Bruton Lane

Street art by Banksy on Bruton Lane

'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red': an installation, at the Tower of London, to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War

‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’: an installation, at the Tower of London, to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War

Ceramic poppies forming part of 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' installation, Tower of London

Ceramic poppies forming part of ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ installation, Tower of London

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