D is for Doors!

It’s time for ABC Wednesday and the letter D. Thank you Mrs. Nesbitt and the ABC crew for hosting this weekly meme.

D is for Doors!

‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.

Oxford Day 6 040Our tour guide in Oxford said that there are stories about this door being an inspiration to C.S. Lewis on the writing of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as he was housed behind this door from time to time.

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Oxford Day 6 041and just to the right of this doorway was this…

Oxford Day 6 042…the lamp post that served as the model in the story.

Good story if it’s true and you can see the inspirations are there. The Chronicles of Narnia are a favorite of mine.

There is so much great history to hear about and see in Oxford. We are already talking about spending at least a couple days in this city the next time we visit Jolly Old England.

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28 thoughts on “D is for Doors!

  1. I didn’t see that particular door or lamp post when I was there. I’ll have to have a word with Anne (j/k) who was my personal guide that day. Isn’t it a delightful city, though! Glad you’re enjoying it.

    Leslie
    abcw team

  2. I think I was supposed to read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe when I was in school but I didn’t. Perhaps if I went to visit the door I would be inspired to complete the book 🙂

  3. I love good solid doors, Oxford is a wonderful city, I’ve only been there once, certainly impressive too, My daughters loved the Tales from Narnia but it wasn’t on my school curriculum. I did enjoy watching it with them when they were little.
    Di.x

  4. Its certainly no ordinary door and how interesting to muse on where Lewis got some of his inspiration perhaps on a snowy day in Oxford.

  5. The door is part of Brasenose — which is my college, but not Lewis’… he was at Univ., and then taught at Magdalen. (In my time at Brasenose [B.N.C.], that part of College housed the Accounts department and Bursary, and the door wasn’t in use). The usual account of Lewis’ inspiration fro the lamppost cites his school experiences at Malvern.

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