Friday, April 2, 2010

The Reichenbach Falls

The Reichenbach Falls
Originally uploaded by Bods
Sherlock Holmes fans will be glad to know there really is a Richenback Falls - in fact there's a statue commemorating the fictional Holmes, one of history's most prolific crime fighting characters, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the 1890s.

Reichenback is the location of what Doyle intended to be Holmes death, but for reasons that remain unclear but probably related to the huge popularity of Holmes, Doyle later wrote that Holmes escaped his legendary fall at Reichenback, returning to many more crime fighting adventures with Dr. Watson.

The falls are in Switzerland's Interlaken region - one of the world's most beautiful mountain areas: