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Tim Skellett @Gurdur
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Let's do some #Narnia #travel. Because, really, why not?
Thread. #CSLewis Appreciation Day, by (my) decree.
cc. @artnmuzic, @julietyler12, @RobertaWedge, @BrentonDana, @JenniferNeyhart, @nursemaiden
I took this photo in #HurstbourneTarrant, England. It reminded me extremely powerfully of the door into Archenland, "The Horse And His Boy". And it's great in its own right.
Close-up of that above. You see what I mean.
Cue that crackpot theory from Rupert Sheldrake, his morphological fields thing. Cue the theory from Carl Jung, acausal synchronicity. Cue Terry Pratchett. Some places just come to look like #Narnia. Here, the Crom Estate, Northern Ireland. Morphomorphize FTW!
Close-up of part of the above. I mean, seriously, doorway to or from Telmar?
Dunluce Castle, Northen Ireland. This place is said to have directly inspired #CSLewis' vision of #CairParavel, #Narnia.
Dunluce castle again. Because every castle needs to stare menacingly at you.

All of these and the following in the thread are my own photos, by the way, unless expressly said otherwise-
Dunluce Castle again. Doorways all over the place.
Dunluce castle covers the whole top of a monolith, one huge rock, of what I think is basalt and conglomerate stone, separated by a deep gulf from the mainland. Your reminder it has a honking big cave undermining that huge block
The entrance to the massive cave under Dunluce Castle; Mermaid's Cave. The first white blotch is a person; above that person's head, just under the top rim of the cave, you see part of the sea, far off at other end of the cave.
Inside Mermaid's Cave; I partly measured the cave; highest point of cave roof roughly 12 metres (40 feet) above floor; cave around 42 metres (138 feet) long. Note the tiny people at the upper right of my photo.
Inside Mermaid's Cave, looking towards the open sea end, under and undermining Dunluce Castle.
Dunluce Castle, up top.
Mermaid's Cave, right at the sea end.
"Where the sea meets the moon-blanch'd land,
Listen! you hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back"
"I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each."
Looking back from the sea end of Mermaid's Cave, back towards the small entrance from the landward side (138 feet away). I did a very long exposure to photo this. It is very very dark in there; don't be fooled by the long-exposure photo.
More #Narnia morphology, if not Narnia itself. Because Sheldrake, Jung, cue words from Terry Pratchett about places changing to look like stories.
We begin with a staddlestone, all on its lonesome. A remnant staddlestone: wait, and ye shall find out why.
Staddlestone building! A timber-framed granary or storehouse originally; the bricks would be more modern (it would have been wattle, daub & lime, originally, inbetween). Again in #HurstbourneTarrant, England. Can't get all that much more Narnia-ish.
Staddlestone building FTW!
Yes, it's Monday. Cheer up and wave a sword at it. Winter is coming, and learning a bit of swordwork will always stand you in good stead.
This one is the only one not my photo. Be like Tilda! Well except for the evil bits, & the cruelty to beavers bit, & so on.
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