IT has quickly become one of Herefordshire's most iconic images.

But the stunning Weeping Window sculpture at Hereford Cathedral became even more striking today.

The stark contrast of snow and blood-red poppies lent it added poignancy, and caught the eye of many amateur photographers in the city.

The Weeping Window, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, opened at the cathedral on Wednesday, March 15.

It will be in place until April 29, 2018, as part of the final year of 14–18 NOW’s UK-wide tour of the poppies.

14–18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, gives people the chance to experience the impact of the ceramic poppy sculptures in a range of places of particular First World War resonance.

The sculptures have already been displayed in 13 places since the tour started in 2015, and viewed by over 3.5 million people.

At the end of the tour they will become part of the Imperial War Museums’ collection.