This Stunning Memorial to Britain’s WWI Soldiers Makes Its Final Appearance

The wave of brilliant red flowers marks the end of a centennial of commemorations of the Great War

PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND - "WAVE" August 23 - November 19, 2017 Matt Keeble
These photos originally appeared at FOTO, a new storytelling initiative from Getty Images. See more photos from the essay below here, and be sure to browse the site daily for more engaging and breathtaking images from Getty photographers.

Since 2015, Paul Cummins and Tom Piper's traveling poppy sculptures "Wave" and "Weeping Window" have traveled around the UK, honoring those lost in WWI. Composed of several thousand ceramic poppies, the two separate structures were initially conceived as a part of the "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" installation at the Tower of London in 2014. Now, as the "Wave" prepares to make its final stop, take a look back at the landscapes that have been transformed by these two works of art.

This Stunning Memorial to Britain's WWI Soldiers Makes Its Final Appearance
YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK, WAKEFIELD, ENGLAND - "WAVE" September 5, 2015 – January 10, 2016 Nigel Roddis
This Stunning Memorial to Britain's WWI Soldiers Makes Its Final Appearance
ST. MAGNUS CATHEDRAL, KIRKWALL, SCOTLAND - "WEEPING WINDOW" April 22 - June 12, 2016 Michael Bowles
This Stunning Memorial to Britain's WWI Soldiers Makes Its Final Appearance
CAERNARFON CASTLE, CAERNARFON, WALES - "WEEPING WINDOW" October 12 - November 20, 2016 Richard Stonehouse
This Stunning Memorial to Britain's WWI Soldiers Makes Its Final Appearance
THE SILK MILL, DERBY, ENGLAND - "WEEPING WINDOW" June 9 - July 23, 2017 Richard Stonehouse
This Stunning Memorial to Britain's WWI Soldiers Makes Its Final Appearance
HEREFORD CATHEDRAL, HEREFORD, ENGLAND - "WEEPING WINDOW" March 14 - April 29, 2018 Matt Cardy/Matt Cardy/Getty Images for 14-1
This Stunning Memorial to Britain's WWI Soldiers Makes Its Final Appearance
ROYAL ARMOURIES: FORT NELSON, PORTCHESTER, ENGLAND - "WAVE" April 13 - June 24, 2018 (Pictured from left: Paul Cummins, Director of 14-18 NOW Jenny Waldman, and Tom Piper stand in front of the "Wave" at Fort Nelson in Portchester.) Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for 14-18 NOW
See more photos from the essay above here