Memories from a past life

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Oxford Street – A Wet Day; Photographer: George Davison; Country: England; Medium: Photogravure; Portfolio: Kodak Portfolio: Souvenir of the Eastman Photographic Exhibition 1897; Atelier: James Craig Annan (Glasgow); Year: 1897;

“It is well known to most photographers that subjects which in blazing sunlight, or under ordinary conditions, would give very prosaic photographs, may, under special atmospheric conditions, yield very pictorial effects.  The example appended is the result of an attempt to take advantage of the softening effects of atmosphere on a wet day, and of the picturesqueness lent by reflections and concentration of the light.
The photograph is from a 5 by 4 film negative, taken in a No. 4 Cartridge Kodak.”

 Source: Photoseed

– Snowanna of 221B

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Shakespeare Sunday🎭 #3

Hi Ho!🐸 So, obviously Shakespeare Sundays are becoming *a thing* on this blog. Why stop the urge, right?! Now, without further ado here’s what I have for you today. ^_^

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Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler by theartofsh on Deviant Art

Irene Adler and sonnet 18 – ah, what a perfect fit!

SONNET 18

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st;
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

What’s your favourite Shakespeare sonnet? Let me know in the comments below! Lets spread the Sherlock X Shakespeare love!

– Snowanna of 221B

La La Land (Sherlock style)

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Sherlock Holmes render by AriesFX on Deviant Art/La La Land edit by me 🙂

 

CITY OF STARS

Written by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Noble Paul • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

City of stars
Are you shining just for me?
City of stars
There’s so much that I can’t see
Who knows?
I felt it from the first embrace I shared with you
That now our dreams
They’ve finally come true

City of stars
Just one thing everybody wants
There in the bars
And through the smokescreen of the crowded restaurants
It’s love
Yes, all we’re looking for is love from someone else
A rush
A glance
A touch
A dance

A look in somebody’s eyes
To light up the skies
To open the world and send it reeling
A voice that says, I’ll be here
And you’ll be alright

I don’t care if I know
Just where I will go
‘Cause all that I need is this crazy feeling
A rat-tat-tat on my heart

Think I want it to stay

City of stars
Are you shining just for me?
City of stars
You never shined so brightly

 

CITY OF CRIMES

Rewritten by Sherlock Holmes and Snowanna Christoph • Copyright © Snowanna of 221B/221B Music, Inc

City of crimes
Are you calling just for me?
City of crimes
There’s so much that I can see
Who knows? (Well I do. OBVIOUSLY)
I felt it from the first deduction I shared with you
That now all the criminals
They’ve finally been locked up

City of crimes
Just one thing a detective truly wants
There behind the bars
And through the smokescreen of the crowded police station
It’s a case
Yes, all I’m looking for is a case for me to solve
A homicide
A suicide
A forgery
A MURDER

A look into Moriarty’s eyes
To light up my skies
To open my mind palace and send it reeling
John’s voice, that says I’ll be here
And we’ll be alright

I don’t care if I know
Just where I will go
‘Cause all that I need is this crazy feeling
A rat-tat-tat on my heart

Think I want it to stay

City of crimes
Are you calling just for me?
City of crimes
You never called so loudly

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Sherlock Holmes render by AriesFX on Deviant Art/La La Land edit by me 🙂

Well… Hello there… What can I say… Welcome to the CRAY-CRAY side of the Internet.😂 I’m bored and this is what happens when I’m bored…😂

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Joking aside, this is my way of congratulating the creators of La La Land for the record 14 Oscar nominations they received. BRAVO!👏 I can’t even tell you how much I love this movie!

I hope you enjoyed our (mine and Sherlock’s) rendition of City of stars. Sherlock enjoyed it. Sherlock… You enjoyed it, right?

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…alright…bye…😅

P.S. Lets bless this post with the actual song❤️️

– Snowanna (and Sherlock?) of 221B

Shakespeare Sunday🎭 #2

I’m doing it again. 😀 Obviously I can’t resist the temptation. 😀 But it’s relevant I promise!

So last week I shared with you my favourite part from The Lying Detective (BBC’s Sherlock, Series 4, Episode 2), namely Sherlock reciting Henry V’s speech “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more”. You can check my post here.

Quite recently I became a proud Tumblr-er (is that a word?!) so I guess I could safely say that Sherlock reciting Shakespeare is my new aesthetic.😂 Do you know what’s the most precious definition of the word aesthetic? According to Urban Dictionary it is “something that tumblr weirdos say way too often and use it for every damn thing under the sun. A generally annoying word”. *lol, I laughed more than I should have*😂

So, in order to please my aesthetic, today I will be drawing your attention towards the first episode of series 4 of Sherlock – The Six Thatchers and that’s because we can find another Shakespeare quotation there. *yay* The scene goes:

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(GIFS from theabbeygrange on Tumblr)

So… “By the pricking of my thumbs…” – this is a quote from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Just a quick revision of this particular Shakespeare play:

A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia. Forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion, he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of madness and death.

The line “By the pricking of my thumbs…” followed by “Something wicked this way comes…” occurs after the witches have finished brewing their potion and is referring to the coming of Macbeth to their heath, when he comes to find out more about his prophecy. Premonitions, intuitions, that kind of stuff… 😀

They used the quote very clever in The Six Thatchers as a way to show us a different side of Sherlock – one that takes into account feelings and intuition in addition to the cold logic we so often consider to be all that Sherlock Holmes is made of. So, whether you like it or not it seems that Sherlock gets a funny feeling every now and then. 😀

Adieu my dear friends! Hope you enjoyed this post! Is Sherlock X Shakespeare your aesthetic, too?😂 Let me know in the comments below! 😉

P.S. Lets end this properly.

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“By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.” ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth

– Snowanna of 221B

DROP THE BASS😎🎧

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P.S. Sherlock agrees with DJ Spock.

– Snowanna of 221B

A much needed virtual present🎁

Present? I LOVE presents! What is it? What is it??? *-*

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Lets open it…

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YEEEESSSSSS!!! LOOK!!! A SHOCK BLANKET! Much needed, indeed!😄

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Lets put it on.

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Ahhh, much better!

Well, hi ho!😄 Today I’m sending virtual shock blankets to anyone who’s in need of one. Why should I need one you may ask? Oh, c’mon! You know why. It’s OVER. Sherlock’s season 4 is o-v-e-r. *😭* I’m not going to review any of it because it’s not really my thing. I’m just going to say that I LOVED ALL OF IT. I know there are a lot of mixed emotions (most of them negative *unfortunately*) concerning this *possibly* final season of the show but to me it all made perfect sense, the cinematography and the acting were exceptional as always and I cannot say a single bad word about it. As Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had once said:

“I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.”

Simple as that. And since I really don’t know what else to say I’m just going to express my appreciation for the last episode – The Final Problem by showing you a few picture edits I made for fun.

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The Final Problem Aesthetic Mood Board

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Eurus’s song

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My Baker Street Boys

Need I say more? Wrap yourselves up warmly in your shock blankets and have a cup of tea. Here’s to many more adventures to come! Stay SHERLOCKED!

THE END?

– Snowanna of 221B

Shakespeare Sunday🎭

Good greetings, lovely people! How fare you?

Today, I’m doing #ShakespeareSunday. Now, if you’re not aware of the existence of the Shakespeare Sunday hashtag on Twitter here’s how it all began: it was founded in October 2012 by @hollowcrownfans and it is a weekly event they host on Twitter where Shakespeare lovers can share their favourite quotes from across Shakespeare’s work. *And here I am again – compensating my absence from social media by basically doing the exact same thing they do on there but moving it here on WordPress because it’s less mainstream you know…lol.😇* 

If you have watched The Lying Detective (episode 2 from series 4 of BBC’s Sherlock) you probably know what my #ShakespeareSunday is going to look like. Long story short: the theatre kid in me completely lost it when Sherlock frantically recited the famous “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more” speech from Henry V.

Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1599. It tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years’ War. In the First Quarto text, it was entitled The Cronicle History of Henry the fift,[1]:p.6 which became The Life of Henry the Fifth in the First Folio text.
The play is the final part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II, Henry IV, Part 1, and Henry IV, Part 2. The original audiences would thus have already been familiar with the title character, who was depicted in the Henry IV plays as a wild, undisciplined lad known as “Prince Harry” and by Falstaff as “Hal”. In Henry V, the young prince has become a mature man and embarks on a successful conquest of France.

Lets see what I’m talking about, shall we?

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(GIFS from http://221bcumberb.tumblr.com)

Alright, so this is *hands down* THE MOST EPIC MOMENT in television history! Am I right or am I right??? *don’t answer me* Lets feast our eyes on the text:

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more”
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
(from Henry V, spoken by King Henry)

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead.
In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility:
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour’d rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
Let pry through the portage of the head
Like the brass cannon; let the brow o’erwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a galled rock
O’erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swill’d with the wild and wasteful ocean.
Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.
Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
Have in these parts from morn till even fought
And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:
Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
That those whom you call’d fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’

What did you think about the scene? Did you enjoy it as much as I did? *I might have watched it at least a 100 times so far…😅* And have you watched The Hollow Crown?* (If you haven’t correct your mistake NOW) Also, are you a fan of #ShakespeareSunday (if you’re on Twitter)?

*The Hollow Crown is a mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare’s history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V, starring Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons and Tom Hiddleston.

*The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses is series of adaptations of Shakespeare’s first tetralogy: Henry VI, Part I, Henry VI, Part II, Henry VI, Part III and Richard III, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as King Richard III.

Has’t a lovely day, mine dears! I sayeth farewell!

P.S. dogeshakespeare

– Snowanna of 221B