Paul Cummins | Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

The Tower Of London has marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War with a striking art installation. Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by Paul Cummins features thousands of ceramic poppies pouring out of the tower flowing into the moat and will officially be unveiled on August 5. The final poppy will be planted on November 11. There will be a total of 888,246 poppies planted, with each flower representing a British military fatality from WWI.

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After a years-long process that involved battles with major railroads, disagreements over architectural styles, the demolition of the historic Chinatown and eviction of all its tenants, Los Angeles’ Union Station was finally completed in 1939. A three-day “fiesta” was held to mark the occasion of its opening. And to mark this last week to see “No Further West" at losangeleslibrary's Central Library, we give you this “then” set of 1939 photos to pair with the Getty’s “now” set of colors, textures, and lines from the station’s 75th anniversary.

We’ve been teaming up with the Getty’s tumblr to bring you historic Los Angeles images on Wednesdays as part of No Further West. This is our last week, folks!

caption for all three: Charles Puck (1882-1968), Crowds at Union Station’s Opening Day Parade, May 3, 1939. Vintage negatives, 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Milan, Italy Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey India Gate, Mumbai, India Shanghai, China Tongariki Easter Island Sunset Colosseum, Rome Italy


Time Slice by Richard Silver

The idea behind the “Time Sliced” Project was to photograph iconic world buildings at sunset and capture the changing light from day to night in a single image. Experimenting with a few different kinds of processes I came up with the “Sliced” idea. I decided to Slice time and light showing the progression of the day from left to right.

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