It’s Wednesday and time for another travel quiz.
Where in the world is this fab Art Deco building?
Hint: If you’re a mystery geek, you might recognise this as the residence of a famous detective.
Think you know the secret location? A winner will be selected among those who give the correct answer. They will be featured here on “Where in the world?” and on Sophie’s World Facebook fan page with their name, blog, SoMe channel of choice and a short bio.
Moderation is switched on, so don’t worry about giving away the answer if you know it. All comments will be published simultaneously. So go on, have a guess!
All is revealed
Update 17 February 2011
As many of you guessed, or perhaps knew, this is Poirot’s HQ in London. It’s called Whitehaven Mansions in the series, and Florin Court in the real world. My daughter is a Poirot fan and dragged us along to see it. (Rent seems reasonable, by the way).
Luckily, it turned out to be a short walk from all sorts of interesting landmarks: St Paul’s, the Gherkin and the City of London. And it’s just a minute or two down the road from historically interesting Smithfield, sight of numerous public executions. And a 12th century meat market (still in operation).
Eric of Trans-Americas Journeys, Jim of Around the World in Eighty Years, Dick Jordan of Tales Told from the Road and Mette of Italian Notes. You’re all winners! Honourable mention to Ana of Ana’s Travels.
London is right.
Generally, I would have had no idea…BUT… the first time I was in London (way back when) one of the people I was traveling with was an Agatha Christie fan and we had to seek out this building which I believe was the home of Detective Poirot.
Right. And cool. That is how I often find places, too. My daughter is a fan of Poirot and so we had to search for this building.
Emma Peel’s apartment in The Avengers?? This is most likely not correct, but couldn’t resist throwing it out there.
Haven’t seen the Avengers. Curious about it now.
In a city, I bet !
The best 🙂
The only famous detective that came to mind was Sherlock Holmes. But that’s a fictional character so I’m not sure. Nice shot, though.
Same city as Sherlock, at least 🙂
I’m just going to throw out something and say Chicago – but really no clue.
Not Chicago. Were you thinking of detective V.I. Warshawski, perhaps?
Poirot’s place! London.
In the PBS “Mystery” series, Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot resided at “Whitehaven Mansions” which is located at “Charterhouse Square … just west of Goswell Road/Aldersgate Street and one block north of Beech Street” according to this page on the “Hercule Poirot Central” Website: http://www.poirot.us/mansions.php
I love these Where in the World posts, but I never know the answer. I always learn something new though.
Hmmm… I’m not sure! I can’t think of any non-fictional detectives. I need more clues!
Eh… not exactly non-fictional. Should have made that clear, I suppose…
once again…I have no idea! I’m really bad at this!
Thanks for having a peek, anyway 🙂
I’m always game, and this house could be Florin Court in London that has been used as Whitehaven Mansions, home of Agatha Christie’s great detective Poirot in the ad tedium rerun tv series.
It is! Well done! (I sense you’re perhaps not a huge fan 🙂 )
As I’m not nearly as well-traveled as you :), I never can guess but I always think these posts are FUN!!
I’ve arrived too late to guess, but how interesting. Nice image, too.
i would have guessed London, but couldn’t have gone any further than that. I like seeing where famous people live.
I think it must be in one of the northern countries, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, UK, Sweden, or something like that. I think it because the windows are really huge, and that’s a sign of the architecture of the northern countries (because there is a lack of sunshine, so they always wanted to let the sunshine in the inner rooms.