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Being in London!

Posted: October 30, 2014 in Everyday happenings!

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LONDON! The centre of all the important happenings in last 1000 years!

LONDON! Every mystery book, history book, converges to this tiny little spot on the world map!

LONDON! The epicentre of world domination!

I am finally in London! All the books I have read, of roads and lanes, of murders and wars, of queen and the crown, are finally right out of imagination, and onto reality!

SHERLOCK HOLMES MUSEUM

The first place I visited was the Sherlock Holmes musuem! I know I know, its not even real, but still. The stories you read a 1000 times from the time you were just 9 yrs old, the ‘Consulting Detective’ you revered all your life must be given a tribute by atleast visiting the famous ‘220B Baket street’ right?

Somehow, more than anything else for me, Sherlock Holmes has been a constant in my life. I have such great emotional feelings for this fictional character that if I dwell on it for few minutes, ImĀ  sure to get some tiny tear drops! The other books I read when I was 9 or 10 have lost relevance now, but Holmes never ceases to amaze me. I am a crazy fan and I am not ashamed to say that. And I am sure I have a million more comrades šŸ™‚

To be quite honest, I dont like the movieĀ makes of the Sherlock Holmes stories. I suppose I like them so much better in my imagination. But I do love the modern rendition of it in the TV series ‘Sherlock’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch. He just nails it! And no, I dont like the Rober Downey Jr versions at all. I am pretty sure Holmes was never so much without dignity as portrayed by Downey Jr!

Adding a few photographs of the Sherlock Holmes Museum

The entrance – Bellboy!
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Shoscombe old place, Holmes and Watson!

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The speckled band!

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The hound of Baskervilles!

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The man with the twisted lip!

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A tiny key ring for memories sake!

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