Saturday Scenes

Wed 26 May 2010

Detective Work

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 19:27

There are so many wonderful coincidences if you are just willing to go out and look for them.

On the 22nd of May 1859, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born. He practised as a doctor until 1891, studying with Dr. Joseph Bell who was the model for Sherlock Holmes, the hero of his timeless detective stories. Sherlock Holmes was given now-famous fictional lodgings at an almost-22 : 221b Baker Street. The stories later gave rise to one more 22: a television show called Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century.

It gets better.

On the 22nd of May 1981, Peter Sutcliffe, known as the Yorkshire Ripper, was jailed for life, convicted of 13 counts of murder and 7 counts of attempted murder. The Yorkshire Police spent nearly six years on the investigation which was severely hampered by the fact that there was no centralised repository of information.

As a result of these difficulties, a new computer system was developed. This system launched in 1986 (sadly not on 22nd of May) and was called the Home Office Large Major Enquiries System, or HOLMES for short. HOLMES was replaced in 1994 with HOLMES 2, which is still in use.

For general enquiries regarding HOLMES 2, you can contact the Support team located on Bakers Road.

OK, yeah, maybe I’m pushing it now. Moving right along…

On the 22nd of May 2010, many astounding photographs were taken all over the world. Take a look:

And it doesn’t take a detective to find out who took them:

Saturday Scenes is a great way to see the world from someone else’s point of view! Taking part is easy:

1. Take a photograph on a Saturday
2. Send it to @SatScenes on Twitter
3. Wait for the webpage to get updated
4. Oooh and aah over all the great submissions from all over the world!

So take a photograph this weekend and send it to @SatScenes!

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