BY: STEPHANIE READ
Hello and welcome to the first summer 2016 edition of EXHIBITION REVIEWS! I hope everyone has enjoyed the amazing weather over the long weekend and got their hands on some fireworks. Cottage people, you have /my/ number!
This post is not so much about an exhibition per se, but a lovely and easily-overlooked permanent feature of the Toronto Reference Library- a home away from home for any fan of intrigue and the cozy comfort of nostalgia for a time we never even lived and never will again - the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection (I know, nobody is surprised!)
|The ACDC Room (I spy a teddy bear!) 24-05-16. Source: S Read|
|The inner room of the ACDC. So cozy! 24-05-16 S. Read|
|The ACDC outside room, with chess set and Holmes mysteries. 24-05-16. Source: S Read|
|Some interesting reads out of many! 24-05-16. Source: S Read|
|Adorable Sherlock teddy and a beautiful illustrated SH book. 24-05-16. S. Read|
To conclude, I will share my favourite Sherlock joke. Added bonus: the response you receive for this joke from your friends is really an indicator of your friendship:
"Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson decide to go on a camping trip. After dinner and some soothing violin music provided by the cultured Holmes, they lay down for the night, and go to sleep.
Some hours later, Holmes awoke and nudged his faithful friend.
"Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see."
Watson replied, "I see millions of stars."
"What does that tell you?"
Watson pondered for a minute.
"Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets."
"Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo."
"Chronologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three."
"Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful and that we are small and insignificant."
"What does it tell you, Holmes?"
Holmes was silent for a minute, then spoke: "What it tells me, dear Watson, is that someone has stolen our tent!"