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szdaily -> Budding Writers
A visit to the Sherlock Holmes Museum
    2018-January-31  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

I arrived at the Sherlock Holmes Museum in the morning of August 4, 2017 via a ride on the famous double-deck bus of the city of London with my father and mother.

After I bought tickets with my parents, we explored a small gift shop full of antiques and books about Sherlock Holmes, but my parents insisted on not buying anything.

My parents and I queued up for entry on the street, and I, partly because of my curiosity and partly because of my restlessness, observed the street on which we stood. There were old-fashioned brick houses from the Victorian age all along the bustling street with tiny gardens in front of them. The Sherlock Holmes Museum is no doubt the same. I could just imagine Victorian Street 150 years ago filled with men wearing top hats and women wearing gorgeous Victorian clothing.

The sky was gray, pouring rain down on us. My parents and I, holding umbrellas, inched forward every 20 minutes or so. After queuing in line for about two hours, we finally reached the front of the line so that we could get a full view of the house.

It was four stories high, with delicate windows shining light down on us. The rain had stopped, and we in turn had a picture with the guard standing in front of the door.

Finally, the guard let us in, and the first thing we saw was a long corridor, with oil paintings of famous landscapes all along the wall. A red carpet, embroidered with beautiful patterns, lay under our feet.

A wooden staircase, also covered with the red carpet, led up to the floors above. We climbed up the staircase and into the two rooms on the first floor, which were the sitting room and the library. My mother took a beautiful picture of me wearing a cap and holding a magnifying glass. In the library, rows of Encyclopedia filled the grand bookcase, all bound with leather and with gold letters on the sides, which added a note of grandness to the small and dark room.

In the sitting room, a great fire was burning in the fireplace, which lit up the dark room where Sherlock Holmes often sat, meeting the people visiting him and trying to solve the mysteries that visitors had met.

Up on the second floor were Dr. Watson’s and Holmes’ bedrooms. Even in the bedrooms, you could find the signs that a great detective had once lived there long ago in the Great Victorian Era.

On the top floor, there were two rooms, specially dedicated to the stories of the great fiction writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Images of criminals appeared in the books that stood on display. Some were even looking down from the holes of chimneys!

Even though the character of Sherlock Holmes is just fictional, I have learned that a doctor working for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when he was sick inspired him to write these books by his intelligence and his acute observations of the world. Even though the doctor is dead, his spirit still lives on today through the books of Sherlock Holmes.

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