Magical places

While in Chicago last Saturday I skipped out on the morning conference session to drive Wheaton College. It was nice to see old stomping grounds (where I did my doctorate). But the highlight was taking a friend to the Wade Center which houses the papers of CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Dorothy Sayers, George McDonald (and 3 other literary greats whose names I’m forgetting right now). Below is a phone pic of a most magical place, Lewis’ actual wardrobe. You can’t help but reach through the coats to see if the back wall is there or not. You can see a note on the door that warns that the Wade Center is not responsible for lost children who enter the wardrobe.

Enter Narnia at your own risk!

Enter Narnia at your own risk!

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  1. judi

    wow, phil, that is so cool!!!! what a grand experience! i know how you must have felt. several years ago, ron and i went back to oxford (oh sigh, it is so wonderful!) and as we were walking around, i see this sign hanging down, the eagle and child!! i announce this IS the place for dinner TONIGHT!!! we sat in ‘the room’ where he and the inklings used to sit and talk…

    thanks for the picture, i would have wondered if i could lose myself in the back of the wardrobe too!

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