Baker street

Baker street, London, England

In 1887 the British writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published the novel “A Study in Scarlet” – and with this he created the artificial character Sherlock Holmes, the greatest detective of all times; living in London, United Kingdom. Within 56 short stories and four novels he shows his kind of investigation: detailed observation and strictly logical deduction. Continue reading “Baker street”

The truth

Sherlock Holmes, Baker street, London, England, United Kingdom

“How often have I said to you
that when you have eliminated the impossible,
whatever remains,
however improbable,
must be the truth?”

– Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes in “The Sign of Four”

Auld Lang Syne

NYE fireworks, London, England

“Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll buy your pint cup!
and surely I’ll buy mine!
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.”

– Robert Burns

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Fish and chips

Fish and chips

The national dish of Great Britain is a working class street food. Fried battered fish (often plaice, haddock or cod) combined with chips – the British version of French Fries, more soft and thick. High caloric, delicious and served in small shops around all of the United Kingdom. A must-eat.

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross, London, England

When J. K. Rowling published her award-winning Harry Potter books she gave a new meaning to the King’s Cross railway station in London, United Kingdom. Students of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry take the steam engine Hogwarts Express from platform 9 3/4 of King’s Cross station. To reach this platform they have to push their trolleys into the wall between platforms 9 and 10. Continue reading “Platform 9 3/4”

London Eye

London Eye, London, England

The London Eye (or Millenium Wheel) is with a height of 135 meters the highest big wheel in Europe. It is located on the south bank of river Thames close to Westminister bridge in London, United Kingdom. It was opened in 2000 and was planned to be deconstructed after five years – but as it was so successful and became a town’s landmark of London, it is still standing. Continue reading “London Eye”