Sherlock Holmes in Old Riga


Entrance to hotel

If you're an admirer of Sherlock Holmes, famous London detective of the late 19th Century, you'll love the Sherlock Art Hotel in Riga. They have a particular respect for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. 

Sherlock himself
The hotel, located only a block from the Dom Square, has a bust of the detective himself attached to the outside wall. Anyone who knows Sherlock Holmes will enjoy the pipe in his left hand and gun in his right hand. 

Holmes' residence

Upon walking through the archway, you are greeted with a life-size painting of the home that Sherlock Holmes lived and worked with Dr. Watson - 221B Baker Street. The Victorian-era painting is so realistic that a car parked in front of it is the only way you know you're in the 21st Century.

Painted Mural

An 18th Century street mural of horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians greets a visitor in the inner courtyard. 

Sherlock on a mission

Another picture shows Sherlock at his best, in the midst of solving his latest case. The owner truly loves the mysterious theme. 

The door of hotel

Finally, we reached the front door of the hotel - identified as 221B Baker Street in London, England. Because of the lockdown, we never did manage to get inside the hotel, but I'm sure that the Sherlock Holmes theme is found in every nook and cranny. 

You'll have to come and find out for yourself when you visit Riga. 


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