Sunday, November 6, 2011

Do You Know These Familiar Addresses?

While some addresses are well-known throughout the world, such as 10 Downing Street, there are others which sound familiar, but which we can’t always place in our minds. Here are five which will ring a bell inside your head, but you won’t necessarily be able to match the address with the reason why you appear to know it so well.

221b Baker Street, London
This famous address was the home of the great detective Sherlock Holmes. The master detective cracked many complex cases from his rooms here, aided and abetted by the ever faithful Dr Watson. There is now an impressive statue of Mr Holmes located just outside Baker Street underground station.

742 Evergreen Terrace
Say this address to many people, and they won’t be able to name who lives there, but mention it’s in a fictional town called Springfield and the chances are they will instantly know the residents. Homer and Marge Simpson, along with their three children, have lived there for many years now, right next door to Homer’s occasional friend and occasional enemy, Ned Flanders.

633 Stag Trail Road, North Caldwell
If you’re not sure who lives here, here’s a piece of advice: don’t annoy the guy who calls this place home. He is none other than the fearsome Tony Soprano, so if you’re driving past, don’t play your car stereo too loudly. Believe me, you would NOT want to upset him; New Jersey’s finest has been known to settle his disputes with a gun.

124 Conch Street
For some people, the idea of living inside a pineapple may be a little unpleasant, and if the pineapple was under water that would seem even sillier. However, for Spongebob Squarepants, his home is his castle. The creator of the cartoon series has said that he based much of the city of Bikini Bottom on Seattle, although he has also stressed that its actual location is underneath Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

1060 West Addison Street, Chicago
This is the apparent home address of one of the most famous pairs of brothers ever to hit the silver screen. Jake and Elwood, commonly known as the Blues Brothers, were famous for their fast living, their scrapes with the law and their attempts to show the world their musical skills. But when the microphones were switched off and the dancing was done for the night, they supposedly rested their heads in West Addison Street. The truth, however, is somewhat different, because it’s actually the address of Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team.

David Rice is a UK-based writer who also works for a company that finds top quality offices to let. Aberdeen, one of his favourite cities, has an impressive selection. There are also plenty of offices to let in Birmingham at the moment.