What is it about this staircase image?
I was reading Frink and Freud: The American Patient (written by Pierre Péju, art by Lionel Richerand) when I came across this panel.
What is it about that image that’s so compelling? Two of my favorite detectives have connections to a very similar one.
Richard Castle had this staircase art behind his desk, as you can see to the left of this set picture. (I so wanted walls made of bookcases.)
And Sherlock Holmes had similarly shot significant moments twice. The first, in the first episode of Sherlock, “A Study in Pink”, was in the building with the victim.
The second was part of Sherlock’s “mind palace”, when he’s willing himself not to die in “His Last Vow”.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a similar one in real life, with those lovely rounded rectangle shapes.