Monday, February 05, 2007


After lunch, we drove through the Cotswolds, which is a nice and scenic piece of the country full of bucolic fields and populated by sundry sheep and a llama farm. Following the passing of the Cotswolds, we made a brief visit to Oxford. This was my second stop,(see here for the first) but I learned a new theory on the origins of some elements in The Chronicles of Narnia. There is a lamp post closely adjacent to a door with the picture of a lion's head and a mantle decorated with a fawn. Since C.S. Lewis lived and taught in Oxford, it is very possible that he saw these and used them as inspiration for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Narnia Lamp Post

Narnia Lion

Narnia Fawn

Check back tomorrow for additional pictures.

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