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Poppies: Wave 28825_009

Cascade Bridge and Weir, Bretton Park, Wakefield. This lies within the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in the grounds of Bretton Hall. The installation, photographed in October 2015, is the Poppies: Wave sculpture commemorating the centenary of the First World War

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This aerial photograph captures the breathtaking beauty and profound symbolism of "Poppies: Wave 28825_009. " Set against the idyllic backdrop of Cascade Bridge and Weir in Bretton Park, Wakefield, this remarkable installation lies within the esteemed Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photographed in October 2015 by Dave MacLeod, this awe-inspiring sculpture serves as a poignant memorial commemorating the centenary of the First World War. The Poppies: Wave sculpture stands tall and proud, its vibrant red petals cascading like an ocean wave frozen in time. Each delicate poppy represents a life lost during that tumultuous period of history. The aerial perspective provides a unique vantage point to appreciate both the scale and intricacy of this powerful artwork. From above, we can witness how these thousands of individual poppies seamlessly merge together to form a unified whole - symbolizing unity amidst sacrifice. As we gaze upon this image, our hearts are filled with reverence for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The Poppies: Wave sculpture reminds us not only of their bravery but also serves as a reminder that war should never be forgotten or repeated. Dave MacLeod's skillful photography allows us to capture this moment forever; it is an enduring testament to human resilience and remembrance.

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