5 fictional sights, to which, in spite of everything, crowds of tourists aspire
In each country you can find places that are legendary and where crowds of tourists are heading for. But not all of them have historical value. After all, they were created based on favorite films or plots of famous books, and now all this is presented as a landmark, misleading gullible tourists. We picked up the mostfamous dummy sites.
1. House of Sherlock Holmes in London (UK)In this case, there is a double deception, because everyone’s beloved and world-famous genius of detective Sherlock Holmes is a fictional hero (and everyone knows about it!). And the address of his residence in the capital of Great Britain never existed. But with enviable perseverance, crowds of tourists daily strive to get into a house on Baker Street … No. 239, on which the enterprising people prudently attached a sign with No. 221B. Although films about the genius detective directors prefer to shoot in a very different place. Where and how the filming of the favorite movie “TheAdventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson” (directed by Igor Maslennikov) took place, you can learn from the materials on Novate.ru.
2. Juliet’s balcony in Verona (Italy)
The house of Capulet’s namesakes and the attached balcony at the beginning of the last century are given to be Juliet’s house (Verona, Venice).
Juliet did not exist either, even if there was a prototype of the romantic heroine, but where she lived and even more so, as she talked with her lover on the balcony, even Shakespeare’s great work is silent. Indeed, in the original text, the young girl asked her Romeo not to swear by the Moon, standing on the … terrace. The well-known monologue of love Juliet “moved” to the balcony of the filmmakers, now it is this image that enterprising Italians cultivate, creating a fake house and even more so a balcony.
3. Dracula’s Castle (Romania)
Count Dracula is the most promoted brand, perhaps, not only of Romania, but of the whole world, because there are few people who would not have heard about the most famous “bloodsucker” of all times and peoples. Of course, if you want to visit the medieval Bran castle, which is 30 km from the town of Brasov, you will not lose anything, but know that neither he nor Count Vlad III Tepes has any relation to the sinister lair of the immortal vampire. Naturally, there were originals who turned the ancient castle into an atmospheric tourist attraction, cultivating the image created by Bram Stoker in the famous Gothic novel Dracula.
The most interesting thing is that the tourists are delighted to share their impressions after visiting the false sights: “It is absolutely not important whether he lived in the castle of Vlad III Tepes or passed by. There, everything is stylized as a vampire theme, instruments of torture are gathered in the basement, and for an additional fee you can even lie down in the coffin of Dracula. ” And that says it all, if only it was interesting and tickling nerves, but the truth is or fiction – it does not matter anymore.
4. The grave of Osiris and the temple of Isis (Egypt)
For many centuries, there is an ancient legend that says that on Philae Island is the real tomb of Osiris, the ancient Egyptian god of the afterlife, and the temple of Isis, the moon goddess personifying femininity, motherhood, magic, healing and power. Fillet Island exists to this day, only religious buildings have not been there for a long time.
Mysterious ancient temples, tombs and altars have long been transferred to the nearby island of Agilkiya. Although there were very good reasons for this – the construction of the Aswan Dam, but the sacred places, with such an action, have lost their magic power and can only act as an ordinary monument of architecture.
5. Stonehenge on the lands of Wiltshire (England)
For many centuries, Stonehenge was the most famous sacred place in Europe, because it was erected by druids 3,000 years BC for special magical rituals and astronomical observations. But in 1958 the religious building underwent a major reconstruction, one might say, it was made anew.