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Pilgrimage to the Sherlock Holmes Museum

Quick note, FYI: The latest Humble Bookperk Bundle from HarperCollins, featuring DRM-free, multiformat ebooks available for pay-what-you-want rates, includes works by two of my favorite authors, namely The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold and American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Check it out! (Thanks to Curtis.)

My new semesters begin next week at Lenoir-Rhyne University (where I'll be teaching the "Monsters and Mad Science" seminar for both undergraduate and graduate students) and Mythgard Institute (where I'll be offering the M.A.-level "Science Fiction, Part I: From Modern Beginnings to the Golden Age"), so I'm gearing up for those. In the meantime, I'm also trying to upload, label, and caption my photos from London.

Recreation of the Sitting Room in 221b Baker Street


One of the first things I did in London was make a pilgrimage to the Sherlock Holmes Museum on Baker Street. It was amazing. Here are all of my photos from the museum with full descriptions.

The original cane chair used by the artist Sidney Paget for his illustration of Sherlock Holmes in "The Greek Interpreter."


More very soon, I promise! Thanks for letting me share. :)

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karmaku
Aug. 21st, 2014 03:45 pm (UTC)
Absolutely stunning pictures. I was recently in London and I can't believe I didn't think of going there.

Also, I always love your course titles. Clear, academic, yet creative.
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 22nd, 2014 06:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, I appreciate it! I couldn't really go wrong with the photos, given the beauty of the subject matter. ;)

Your kind words about my course titles have made my day. Thank you!!!
mosinging1986
Aug. 21st, 2014 06:02 pm (UTC)
OH, I MUST HAVE THAT ROOM!

/outburst

And I love the bathroom! I've always wondered why there's never any variety in bathroom appliances. I suppose if you have the cash, you can do whatever you want. But usually they are standard and dull, dull, dull. I'd love something patterned like this!
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 22nd, 2014 06:52 pm (UTC)
OH, I MUST HAVE THAT ROOM!

I know what you mean! As soon as I walked in, I wanted to ask, "When can I move in?" Absolutely fabulous.

I share your approval of the Victorian bathroom, too. :D The pattern in the porcelain is what makes it!
byslantedlight
Aug. 21st, 2014 11:12 pm (UTC)
How gorgeous does that museum look (can't believe I've never been there!) Nice photos too! *g*
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 22nd, 2014 06:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you! The entire place was gorgeous. It took a supreme act of will to leave. I was ready to move in. ;)
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eldritchhobbit
Aug. 22nd, 2014 06:54 pm (UTC)
GAH! That looks sooooo tempting! *flails* Thank you for this heads up.
witchcat07
Aug. 23rd, 2014 01:17 am (UTC)
OMG! It has been so long (12 years) since I was in London, but I remember going to the museum! I think it was the last touristy thing we did before we left. To be honest it came down to money: We got off at the Baker Street Tube stop, knowing there was Madame Tussaud's and also the Sherlock Holmes Museum. Tussaud's was 16 pounds/person while Sherlock was only 9 (at the time, I'm sure it's gone up). It was pretty cool, though, and I loved all the waxworks. Did they have the Hound coming up from the basement? I need to find my pictures and see how they compare. But interestingly, I note that the basic layout of the main room is pretty much exactly like the sitting room in the Baker Street apt in BBC Sherlock. (Fancy that!)

Thanks for sharing!
witchcat07
Aug. 23rd, 2014 01:24 am (UTC)
Huh. I just looked and the only pix I took were of the outside. Bummer. I may have taken video of the inside, I can't remember. Will have to dig up and review those tapes.

penfold_x
Aug. 24th, 2014 04:54 pm (UTC)
Ah, this was one of my favorite parts of my trip to London. The replica sitting room is perfect in every way!
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 26th, 2014 08:14 pm (UTC)
It is perfect! I was ready to move in on the spot. :)
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