Muttley's Musings

By RuralDave

Bloodswept Lands and Seas of Red

I visited London on Saturday to attend a gig with my friend, so we took the opportunity to visit the Tower of London to see the Poppy installation for the Remembrance weekend and the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1.

When I visited the Tower in August I was blown away and humbled by the scale of the installation then, when you consider each poppy represents an British and Commonwealth life lost during the war. Now, a couple of months later, the scale of the installation is even bigger, and now is on all 4 sides of the the Tower.

There were thousands of people looking at the installation, and it was well managed, and you can see some of the queues of people snaking their way around the top of the moat on this picture.

In the evening we went to the Hammersmith Apollo to see Steve Hackett perform his Genesis Extended concert. Steve was a guitarist in mid 1970's Genesis and the gig covers that era of Prog Rock. One of the songs was 26 minutes long!! Having said that I really did enjoy the music.

One the way home we had the bizarre experience of sitting in a traffic jam on the M3 at midnight!

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