Thursday, June 01, 2006
In case somebody doesn't know, I confess, I am and always will be, a book worm. Some of my favorites from young adulthood are the Sherlock Holmes stories. I like all the characters and the cheeky, tired phrases used in almost every story. To this day, when a new Sherlock Holmes "made for t.v. movie" comes on, I watch it.
So being a fan of Sherlock, I decided I had to go see the Sherlock Holmes museum, located at, you guessed it, 221B Baker St, London. Unfortunately the best thing about the museum was its facade and the gift shop. It was just an old house with period pieces in it, displayed to match descriptions in the stories.
However, some of the more interesting things inside the museum had nothing to do with the stories. There were several letters from fans displayed in the museum. Apparently, people still write to Sherlock Holmes. I have no idea if they are aware Mr. Holmes is a fictional character or that the author is dead; I am sure some of them are too young to know any better, but some of them...I don't know. They might need a reality check. I like this letter the best. I seriously doubt a 5 year old wrote it though; nonetheless, it is very cute.