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Monument to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

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Posted on 20 September 2011

Monument to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

Address: Smolenskaya Embankment, 10

How to get to the monument to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: art. Smolenskaya metro

Monument to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson was created by sculptor Andrey Orlov. Sculptural set in Moscow on Smolenskaya Embankment, near the embassy of Great Britain April 27, 2007. The event was timed to the 120th anniversary of the publication of Conan Doyle's novel "A Study in Scarlet." The monument was erected under the project "Sculptural composition". This project aims to promote understanding between different cultures, and transforms his life in charity, "Dialogue of Cultures - One World."

At the unveiling was attended by British Ambassador to Russia Anthony Brenton and People's Artist of Russia Vasily Livanov, who played the role of Sherlock Holmes in the famous Soviet-television movie, and for the best embodiment of the image of Sherlock Holmes in the history of world cinema received from the hands of the British Queen Elizabeth II Order of the British Empire. But British critics have called Livanov and Solomin lushchey pair "Holmes and Watson" in the cinema.

The appearance of their sculptures, Andrei Orlov took images created by artist Sidney Paget - the first illustrator of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes). But in the faces and figures discern similarities with Vasily Livanov and Vitaly Solomin. By the way, that Lebanon was very similar to Holmes with figures Peydzheta, and pushed the director Igor Maslennikov choose an actor for this role.

The figures of the characters works of Conan Doyle portrayed in human growth. Sitting on a bench in Dr. Watson, and next to it is Sherlock Holmes. In his right hand holds the eye up, left hand lies behind his back. Apparently, he outlines a colleague some of his thoughts on the matter under investigation.

Vasily Livanov during the unveiling ceremony, joked that if you sit down on a bench next to Watson and put a hand on his notebook, then many problems will be solved, as if to touch the tube Holmes - you can get into criminal trouble.

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