221B Baker Street

Though I have featured my family's 1995 visit to 221B Baker Street in London on this blog before (as one of my "Pinch Me Places"), the above is also one of my favorite travel pictures of all time. I should have affected a more Sherlockian expression, but it was nonetheless amazing to wear a deerstalker cap and "smoke" a calabash pipe in the great detective's sitting room (although the calabash was never mentioned in any of the Conan Doyle stories; it was popularized onstage and onscreen. Holmes's pipes in the stories were a clay, a briar, and a cherrywood pipe).

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