I took this photo last week while visiting the National World War I Museum in downtown Kansas City. To enter the museum exhibit hall, you walk over a bridge with a glass floor. If you look down, you’ll see a display of 9000 poppies, as if it were a field in Flanders. Poppies have been used since WWI to commemorate the soldiers who have died in war. 9M soldiers died in WWI, so each poppy underneath represents 1000 combatants who lost their lives.
Looking down through the glass floor, some of the poppies appear firmly rooted in the soil while others seem to float in the reflections of the ceiling skylights.