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Handel and Hendrix

By on May 1, 2016 in Historic Persons, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Composer George Fredric Handel (1685-1759) created one of the most famous choral works ever – the Messiah, with its well known “Hallelujah Chorus.” But a trip to the Handel House in London revealed an interesting connection to a famous 20th century musician. It’s a connection that appears to have grown stronger since our 2013 visit.

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Sherlock Holmes Museum (part 1)

By on Jan 16, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

He’s one of the world’s most famous detectives with one of the most famous addresses in literature: 221B Baker Street, London. Sherlock Holmes’ fictional address is the real address of the Sherlock Holmes Museum. In summer 2013, I waited in line for two hours (including two brief rain storms) to tour the townhouse of this fictitious figure. The...

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