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130 Years of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes Anniversary

Sherlock Holmes Anniversary

The BBC’s latest iteration of Sherlock Holmes, as portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch, has been a resounding success with viewers. The show has been praised for – amongst other things – it’s innovative storytelling (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfFgnJoLiQE Note: Spoilers).

But as we all know, the eccentric detective has been reincarnated many times since Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle first brought him to life in the story ‘A Study In Scarlet’ in 1887 – making Sherlock 130 years old this year.

In fact, Conan Doyle himself was the first to bring his own creation back to life in 1903, after killing Sherlock off in 1893. In the story ‘The Final Problem’, Sherlock falls to his death (or so it seems) in a battle with his nemesis, Moriarty, at the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland.

That waterfall exists in real life and here it is in our HD aerial archive –


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Picture: Consulting detective with pipe and magnifying glass [silhouette]  DooFi from OpenClipart – https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

20th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s new Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 20th Year

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre 20th Year

In 1997, after more than a 300-year absence, the iconic Globe Theatre was rebuilt and it’s doors reopened, bringing a piece of Shakespeare’s London into the modern world.

The old Globe (already a 2nd iteration after the original burned down) was demolished after theatres were ordered to be closed in 1642.

The theatre exists today thanks to American actor Sam Wanamaker, whose vision it was to recreate the Globe as faithfully as possible: and not only that, but also to adhere to 16th century construction techniques.

This year, the Globe Theatre celebrates its 20th anniversary. Here’s our HD aerial footage of the unmistakable exterior:


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Picture: Portrait of William Shakespeare by GDJ from OpenClipart – https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

Pompidou Centre Celebrates 40 Years

Pompidou Centre France

Pompidou Centre Celebrating Nationwide

To celebrate Pompidou Centre’s 40th year, cities throughout France will host a variety exhibitions, theatre, music, and dance performances all year round. The centre was opened in Paris in 1977 as a cultural venue, founded by former president of France, George Pompidou.

The building’s distinctive and modern design of steel and glass has been praised by numerous commentators. Here’s our HD aerial footage of the building today:


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Picture: France Flag Map by GDJ on OpenClipart – https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

Wembley Stadium Turns 10 Years Old

Wembley Stadium 10 Year Anniversary

Wembley Stadium 10 Year Anniversary

The new Wembley Stadium is now 10 years old. It is England’s largest football stadium, and hosts some of the most important football competitions in the world, such as the FA Cup Final.

Its most distinctive feature – which can be seen from afar and from above – is the magnificent arch that reaches 23ft into the air and stretches from one side of the stadium to another. It’s the longest of its kind in the world, and its purpose is to support the sliding roof.

Here’s one of our HD aerials of the stadium – if you’ve ever seen it before, you’ll instantly recognise it:


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Picture: Soccer Player Silhouette by laobc on OpenClipart – https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/