Time lapse video shows the work behind the ‘Weeping Window’

A breath-taking time lapse video has been released by 14 – 18 NOW, the UK’s art programme for the WWI centenary, showing the meticulous work that went into building the moving sculpture at Caernarfon Castle, just a short distance from our North Wales caravan parksThe ‘Weeping Window’ poppy display has been hugely popular, with close to 100,000 people visiting the display since it opened a month ago. The sculpture was the work of respected artist Paul Cummins and shows a river of ceramic poppies flowing from one of Caernarfon Castle’s watch towers to the ground, that took the team six days to install. It was set up at this magnificent location to commemorate the 886,000 British and Colonial deaths during WWI. First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones said of the moving artwork: “This year we remember the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, which ended on November 18, 1916. It is fitting to have the poignant and beautiful Poppies: Weeping Window here in Caernarfon at this time. The Royal Welch Fusiliers, who fought throughout the First World War, including the Battle of the Somme, have a special link with the castle. Their museum here tells the story of the regiment including the many poets who were its members such as Hedd Wyn, Siegfried Sassoon and David Jones.” Before adding: “The thousands of people who have already visited the sculpture have had the opportunity to reflect and learn about how the momentous events of the First World War impacted on our communities in Wales and influenced the world we live in today.This has been a real community event too, with a number of local volunteers taking part and I’d like to pay tribute to their work.” Watch the video below to see the pain staking work Paul and his team put in. Video courtesy of: 14 – 18 NOW Other articles you may also find helpful prior to your stay at our North Wales caravan parks:Get into the festive spirit with these Christmas eventsThe best Christmas dinner in North Wales Photo by: RevDave

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