Sherlock Holmes in Switzerland

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A ‘must see’ in Switzerland are the Reichenbach Falls. The reason is not so much that the Falls themselves are that spectacular (at least they failed to impress me). The Reichenbach Falls owe their fame to the fact that this is the venue where Conan Doyle chose to end the life of his hero Sherlock Holmes. Holmes was killed here by his greatest enemy Professor Moriarty in the story “The final problem”. At least initially – due to popular demand, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was forced to bring his hero miraculously back to life.

The Falls are made accessible by a funicular from the town of Meiringen at the foot of the fall. The town tries its best to bring Sherlock Holmes back to life as well. There is a Sherlock Holmes statue and of course several pubs and hotels with names referring to the famous detective. There is a even a museum devoted to him, which is of course interesting from a meta-physical point of view: a museum dedicated to a fictional character.

In the town there is also a picturesque church with a beautiful and interesting  separate tower. Below the church the excavations can be seen of the predecessor of the current church.

The circumstances for taking pictures were less than ideal. When I visited the fall it was raining and there was dense mist. Fortunately enough I had the weather sealed Tamron 35mm 1.8 VC lens for my Nikon D750 with me. I have to admit I relied quite a bit on my Adobe Lightroom sliders to overcome the clouds and mist in post production…

The pictures in the town were also taken with my Nikon D750, this time combined with the Tamron 28-75 mm 2.8 lens.reichenbach-hreichenbach-ereichenbach-n-1reichenbach-breichenbach-freichenbach-7reichenbach-8reichenbach-jreichenbach-9reichenbach-kreichenbach-13reichenbach-14

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