Posts tagged Sherlock
Posts tagged Sherlock
Made with Konad, inspired by the wallpaper in 221b:
Made them the night before I had a lunch date at Speedy’s with a couple of the other girls.
BBC Television Centre Tour
This past Saturday me and some of the other Danes went to the BBC TC for a tour.
First thing we saw outside was The TARDIS!
Afterwards we went to the News section and then to some of the studios.
We saw Studio 8 from above and they were making an episode of the sitcom “Miranda” in there and John Finnemore was there!
He’s a genius. Me AND our guide had a little freak-out over seeing him there.
We saw some dressing rooms and then we went into a room where some of the other Danes tried reading the news and participate in a quiz show.
On the walls there were objects from BBC productions.
See picture 3. Ood anyone? Davros?
We ended up in the shop where we were suddenly face to face with a Dalek.
I don’t think they’re as scary as some people do in the show, but it was actually a bit frightening suddenly standing in front of one, even though it’s just a replica.
Even though the bigger shows like Doctor Who and Sherlock are filmed elsewhere, the tour was fantastic and you should all go if you have the opportunity!
Today was a bit of an odd day.
I wasn’t feeling very well when I woke up, so I didn’t go to the city as early as planned.
But I really wanted to go to The British Museum as planned and when I looked at the map to find a Tube station near the museum, I realised that North Gower Street was very close.
NGS is the street they use as Baker Street in BBC’s new “Sherlock” and the café in the first picture is right below Sherlock and John’s flat.
I visited the place last time I was in London, but it was on a Sunday, so the café was closed.
This time I checked that it was open, and I took The Tube there.
It is a very nice little café and the prices are very reasonable.
I had a delicious chicken salad and a cuppa tea while I read in my book and looked at the walls.
On the walls hung several photo’s of the “Sherlock” cast and even a beautiful drawing of the main characters.
Too late (when I was paying) I saw a piece of paper on the wall that said “Sherlock Wrap” and one saying “Watson Wrap”.
Would have liked to try one of those, eh?
Guess I’ll have to come back then!
Afterwards I walked to TBM and on the way I saw the beautiful old church in the second picture.
I still wasn’t feeling that good, but I spent an hour in the museum, in the “Ancient Greece” and “Ancient Egypt” sections.
Amazing stuff in there! From unbelieveably tiny and detailed jewellery to the front of a temple seen in picture 3!
The last picture shows the entrance to the museum. It’s quite something, right?
I finished with a stroll down Oxford Street.
Inspired by the wallpaper in 221b Baker Street in BBC’s Sherlock, smiley-face and all.
I made the black pattern with a liquid eyeliner and it was bloody difficult!
But practice makes perfect, right?
I used colour nr. 24 from Tiger as base, a liquid eyeliner for the pattern. Depend nr. 35 for the smiley and e.l.f.’s Matte Finisher as topcoat!
Yesterday was my mum’s actual birthday, so we went to a restaurant for dinner.
On our way home, we talked about picking up some dessert and then suddenly my mum turned the car around and when we asked why, she just said:
“Ice cream truck!”
She had seen one, so we followed it and bought ice creams!
I wore the outfit above to school and to the restaurant in the evening.
Including my nerd badges from London.
In case you didn’t know, The Doctor, from Doctor Who, has two hearts and that explains that badge, I think.
The Baker Street badge pretty much explains itself and the last one says:
“Exit, pursued by a bear.”
I bought it at The Globe, and the line is from A Winter’s Tale by Shakespeare, and though it’s quite a serious situation, I just find it hilarious!
The ring is also from London and is exactly the kind of ring I’ve been looking for!
Monday we went to two special places.
First we went to a hospital.
I think I have to explain this.
We went to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and this is also a location for Sherlock and a very important place in the last episode, The Reichenbach Fall, since ‘the fall’/jump happens from the roof of St. Bart’s.
When we where almost there, we started noticing these stickers etc:
It’s lovely that people are still putting them up!
Then we arrived:
First thing I did after looking up at the roof, was trying to find the spot where he landed, so as to see how the hell he could’ve survived. Found it:
Then we went around to stand where John stood and look at things from his perspective:
As I already knew, the spot where Sherlock landed was impossible to see from here. There are so many theories out there and I’m excited to see if any of them are right!
After this we went to Tower of London!
We walked around for several hours.
First we saw this:
And then we saw this:
Bloody birds had clipped wings, but they still jumped over the fence and onto a bench!
Okay, if you know anything about this, I really think you should contact them!
We also went into a room where three actors played the parts of a princess, her husband and a maid. They talked to people passing and told their story and then suddenly the princess’ husband freaked out about my hair-do:
“OH LOOK AT IT! It looks like my wife’s! Doesn’t it darling?”
“Yes, yes it does love!”
“OOH! Give her a round of applause!”
And then suddenly 50 strangers, a princess and her husband were applauding my hair..!
You might understand this better if I show you outfit pictures from the day:
My hair was in two braided buns.
We then left Tower and we had a wonderful plan!
We had read about a Doctor Who shop in East London and we catched a bus going in that direction. We had to change bus several times and when we finally arrived, 1½-2 hours later, we found out that it had closed…. 18 months ago!
We did find a Primark where I bought the awesome shoes I posted some days ago, but then we headed back because we had dinner plans with the family where Franciska was an au-pair last year. They were lovely!
Then we went to the hostel to pack our things before going to bed.
One day left!
As you might have noticed I really like Sherlock Holmes.
I’ve read some of the old, original stories(I’m reading The Hound of the Baskervilles right now), I’ve seen the new movies and I love BBC’s Sherlock, so of course we had to do something SH-related in London!
After visiting Tate Britain and The Globe Sunday, we headed up North to find North Gower Street.
It’s the street they use as Baker Street in Sherlock because the real Baker Street is too busy today.
We intended on eating lunch at Speedy’s, the café next to 221b in the show, but when we found it, this was what we saw:
Not exactly open… But besides that it was really cool finding the location and their door(yes, I’m excited by a door!).
And someone had put up this poster on the café:
And in the window that’s supposed to be John and Sherlock’s:
Since Speedy’s was closed we decided to head for the real Baker Street and eat lunch there instead. But before we left NGS, we also found this:
And we found more Sherlocky stuff on our way:
We found a Subway, ate lunch and headed for 221b Baker Street, the Sherlock Holmes museum!
In London you will sometimes find a blue plate on a building and on it you can read which famous person lived there and when they lived there.
Even though he’s fictional, Sherlock had one:
We found the museum:
And next to it was Mrs. Hudson’s restaurant:
The museum is a house that has been decorated like 221b is described by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. You’ll find John and Sherlock’s living room:
You can also see their bedrooms, mrs. Hudson’s room and plenty more. Around the house wax figures of characters in the stories, has been placed.
We found Professor James Moriarty:
Irene Adler and the King of Bohemia:
Sherlock, John and a scary woman in a coffin:
Sherlock and… us!
And the Hound of the Baskervilles:
There was also a guest book and it was quite fun reading it. We found more people who had seen Sherlock:
And a Mrs. Cumberbatch(No, that’s not me, but it could have been!)
And I might have signed it with my own name and then as Richard Brooke as a reference to the show:
In one of the rooms there was bulletin board where people left messages supporting John and Sherlock from the show.
“I believe in Sherlock Holmes!”
“Moriarty was real!”
“Richard Brooke = fraud!”
was the most common messages.
Underneath the Hound, there was a collection of letters from children and adults writing to Sherlock for help. Some sounded quite serious..!
After visiting the souvenir shop downstairs we had our picture taken with “Lestrade” and Sherlock’s iconic pipe and deer-hunter:
On our way back to the hostel we stopped again to take pictures at Baker Street Station:
And there’s still more days, but only one or two!
While waiting for the other pictures of outfits etc. I’m going to show you some of the wonderful stuff I bought!
I went a little crazy in Forbidden Planet’s Doctor Who section:
The giant TARDIS mug is one of my new babies!
The poster is this picture:
It’s supposed to look like Van Gogh painted it since he sends it to The Doctor as a warning. Van Gogh and Doctor Who together - I love it!
Then we went crazy book shopping in a cute little shop with books that costed £1 each, in their basement.
I bought the last two in the Northern Lights trilogy, small blue books to make a diary like River Song’s and some more that I’m already in the process of making into clutches!
We went to The Globe and the Sherlock Holmes museum and I got this stuff:
The little book is a collection of insults from Shakespeare’s works. They are hilarious!
I got one more Sherlock thing and it’s also a new baby of mine, yes!
It’s a box with both series of BBC’s modern Sherlock Holmes and commentary and ‘making of’ etc!
I also bought some jewellery:
The earrings on the left says “J’aime le chocolat”, perfect!
Oh and I got AWESOME shoes!
Look, it’s glitter shoes! WUH!
Got one more pair:
And Skittles. I needed Skittles!
Black outfit again today.
As some of you may remember, I watch BBC’s Sherlock and last night the 3rd and last episode of Series 2 aired in the UK.
I had to wait until today to watch it, but I knew the original story, so I wore black today.
It was a good decision, because I tell you, it was HP7p2 all over again!
When it came to tears that is.
I took a “Before Reichenbach” and “After Reichenbach” picture and it ain’t pretty!
I sent them to the creators to show what they do to people, and because they’ve been teasing us for the last week!
I’ll spare you for the pictures, unless you ask for them!
But you should watch it, because it’s a true masterpiece!