If memory is anything to go by, it was in the summer of the year 2005 when the Sherlock Holmes Society of London came to Switzerland. Robert Brookes, prompted a little by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, followed the party towards the end of their sojourn. What better way to start the day than to take the waters in Leukerbad, canton Valais. Our hero and his faithful followers gather for a rendition of Rule Britannia.
It would appear that it's not only cocaine in which Holmes occasionally seeks refuge. Spot three glasses of champagne on his tray. Lest there be any fears, he did actually pass on two to others.
They are the daintiest things under a bonnet on this planet. These ladies prepare for their walk across the Gemmi Pass.
"Don't be fooled Watson. That arch villain Moriarty could be behind any one of these rocks waiting to do his dastardly deeds."
Taking the train to Meiringen in the Bernese Oberland, Holmes and Watson seem to have an inkling that something is afoot, that danger is in the air.
This couple also seem to be apprehensive about what lies in store on the morrow.
It's not every day you can spot the King of Bohemia in full regalia, complete with shining, polished medals.
The villain had to get into the picture eventually. The evil Professor Moriarty – the Napoleon of crime – makes his appearance at the Reichenbach Falls. There is danger in the air.
Holmes and Moriarty fight it out above the Reichenbach Falls. Locked in each other's arms, they face death as they fall into that dreadful cauldron of swirling water and seething foam. There will lie for all time the most dangerous criminal and the foremost champion of the law of their generation (or will one of them resurface?).
The shrewd sleuth makes his way to Switzerland.
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