Sarah Terry
October 10, 2016 4:12 pm
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This week in Wales, a stunning new art exhibition is opening, but the canvas isn’t really something we predicted. Caenarfon Castle is a picturesque landmark in northern Wales and has been since the 14th century, when it was built by King Edward I.

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Now, an incredible art piece has just been unveiled that features thousands of poppies streaming out of one of the windows of Caenarfon Castle, and it comes with a very profound message.

The piece is a memorial to all of the Welsh soldiers who died in World War I, and its beauty is giving us all the feels.

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The piece was created by artist Paul Cummins and is known as Weeping Window. The art installation will be accompanied by a special exhibition called Remembrance for Peace.

The piece is part of a lead up to Remembrance Day on November 11th.

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Remembrance Day is the day in the UK and Commonwealth countries where people remember those lost in World War I. The effect of the approximately 6,000 poppies represents only a small number of the Welsh soldiers lost in the war, and it is a haunting reminder of what was lost.

This display is actually part of a series that has traveled all over the UK to commemorate those lost in World War I.

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Here, at the Tower of London, the piece featured one poppy for every soldier who died from the British and Colonial forces in World War I.

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The Weeping Window also traveled to the St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwell, Scotland.

We are totally in awe of the tragic beauty of this piece.

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