Friday, November 20, 2015

Poppy Field

Over the past week or so as we've been driving past Appleton Park (near Karori tunnel) we've seen people installing white ball-like things on the end of waving stalks.

There is no signage so one day we stopped and a guy, who was lying on his stomach working on cabling, told us it was an art installation called 'Remembrance' to mark Armistice Day, 11th November.

The ~860 LED lights on poles pay tribute to the Wellingtonians who died at Gallipoli in World War I. During the evening the LEDs glow red creating a poppy field and during the day a field of white flowers.

A couple of days ago some of the lights were still to be connected.  

They are quite fun to walk through especially as they move in the breeze.

The installation is there until early December.


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