Monday, 22 June 2015

Mr Sherolock Holmes in London

22th June 2015


The statue of Sherlock Holmes in London, sculpted by John Doubleday, stands near the site of the fictional detective's home at 221B Baker Street. Unveiled on 23 September 1999, it was funded by the Abbey National building society, whose headquarters were on the supposed site of the famous address.
I love this statue. 

The 3-metre-high statue depicts Holmes wearing an Inverness cape and a deerstalker and holding a pipe, attributes first given to him by Sidney Paget, who illustrated Arthur Conan Doyle's stories for The Strand Magazine.It is located outside Baker Street tube station on Marylebone Road, near both the detective's fictional home at 221B Baker Street and the Sherlock Holmes Museum between numbers 237 and 241.


4 comments:

  1. pretty cool to commemorate a fictional character. :)

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  2. I used to enjoy reading detective stories about Sherlock Holmes during my school days!

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    1. I read those books at secondary schooi and it was fun

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