April 13, 2006
This statue of Sherlock Holmes is to be found by the Picardy Place roundabout close to the birthplace of its author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Although Holmes solved crime all over London, Conan Doyle was in fact born in Edinburgh in 1859. He published his first Holmes story in 1887 and over the next 40 years, he wrote 56 short stories and 4 novels to do with Holmes and his sidekick Dr Watson. Just across the street from the statue is a pub called 'The Conan Doyle' - not a bad spot for a pint to rest your weary legs after a day's sightseeing.
Posted by G Fraser at 10:59