I know I've mentioned it before, but I am fascinated by what Holmes and/or Watson would have seen in their everyday lives in London. Anytime I found out about a new something-or-other I jump on it. I mentioned one of those things in my last blog post, and now I'd like to expand on it.
One of the better stories about them, if that's possible, is how the Clock Tower (where Big Ben is) was actually used as one during the early days of the idea, but I'm saving that for a later post.
Now, I am the kind of guy that would be interested in doing that, but it would take an enormous amount of time, and it wouldn't add anything to my purposes here. So, for now a picture will just have to remain elusive. We'll simply have to accept that it's something Holmes and Watson would have encountered, but that neither had the good graces to mention.
Anyway, those are stink pipes. Fascinating little bits of Victorian history that were designed to be invisible, and yet played such an important role. If interested, there is actually quite a bit of information about them online, or you can go to London and take a look at some of them youself. (I will if I ever go over there.)
Now, on to other business...
I love doing this blog, but I have found that I just don't post enough on here. So, I'm going to step it up. I'll still bring subjects like this one to you every month, but I'm also going to talk about other smaller ideas, thoughts, and discoveries, too. Doing it once a month takes some doing, but I just don't feel like I'm using it to its fullest potential. There are those of you on here who are not on Facebook, and I want to make sure I reach as many people as I can.
I don't actually promote this blog with the exception of the occasional book blurb or handing out Historical Sherlock cards, but someday I'd like to be able to talk about shirts or bookmarks or pamphlets or maybe even a 100-foot banner pulled behind an airplane at Sherlockian gatherings. You know...little things. So, I'm stepping up the game a bit.
I'll see you next month. And as always...thanks for reading.