Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson monument
Monument to the heroes of works of Arthur Conan Doyle – detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson appeared on the 120th anniversary since the publication of the story “A Study in Scarlet.” The hero has the features of Vasily Livanov and Vitaly Solomin, who played these characters in the Soviet TV series. Incidentally, the British Queen Elizabeth II bestowed the leading actor Vasily Livanov Order of the British Empire.
The author of the monument sculptor Andrey Orlov, who created the images of the characters based on the works of Sidney Paget – the first illustrator of stories about the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Cast in bronze, the world-famous characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are standing next to the Embassy of England. On the opening ceremony the actor Vasily Livanov joked that if to touch notebook of the doctor, many problems will disappear. But to touch the phone of the detective is not necessary – there will be problems with the law.
Meanwhile, there are many monuments of Sherlock Holmes – in Switzerland, Japan, Scotland and, of course, on Baker Street in London. With Plaque marked significant places associated with Watson, for example, in Afghanistan, where fictional hero was wounded in the arm. In addition, Plaques hang in the bar “Criterion” at the Piccadilly, in the chemical laboratory of the hospital of St. Bartholomew, where the characters first met, in the vicinity of a Swiss waterfall in Reichenbach.