Wordless Wednesday – 8.19.09

Inspired by Cathy’s photo at Kittling: Books this week, I have decided to showcase the Eagle and Child Pub in Oxford, England. This is where CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien and other “Inklings” met on a weekly basis to discuss their literary endeavors. It was a reverential moment to visit this landmark. The second photo is the actual booth where they met – and it is possible to sit there and enjoy a pint as well!


  • Kim

    Lovely photos Molly. How lucky of you to have been there! I have been to..ummm..oh yeah, Canada! Oh how I would love to go to England.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Table Talk

    I actually live in The Shire and can walk daily in the places that inspired the Old Forest (really scary) and Ted Sandyman's Mill. And, yes, before you ask, I do know how lucky I am.

    PS They've just repaired the clock on one of The Two Towers. The locals are not so pleased. It strikes every quarter of an hour all through the night.

  • Molly

    Kathy: Yes, we did sit in the booth — but we did not have time to order anything (darn those strict tour directors).

    JoAnn: I know! Can you imagine all the conversations and literary secrets that are stored in the wall?

    Verity: You are living my dream. Someday I do plan (or at least hope) to attend Oxford University and live there for an extended period of time.

    Meghan: I am surprised that you have yet visited this amazing historical sight. You will LOVE it, I am sure.

    rhapsody: That sounds like a great place to visit as well. I plan to someday use the locations listed in Novel Destinations, as well as a few more of my own, and do a literary vacation tour. I will add this sight to the list and be sure to budget for the very expensive soft drink)

    Wendy: Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    Kim: Well, I have never been to Canada 🙂 Truly, England is amazing and I would love to have the opportunity to spend some extended there and really get to know the country.

    Ann: Ok, I must admit that I am now officially jealous! Not only do you live in a most amazing country (sans the tower bells), but you are taking advantage of some wonderful literary educational opportunities. It is good to hear that you know how lucky you are 🙂

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