Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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!


  1. I bet that was a reverential moment! Did you sit in the booth?

  2. Oh, if those walls could talk!

  3. I've been there many times, it is just down the road from me!

  4. Wonderful photos! I could travel around the UK doing nothing but photographing pubs. :)

  5. Ooh, this is on my list of places to visit one day!

  6. What fun to go there! I went once to Cloiserie de Lilas in Paris where Hemingway used to write, and I was so excited, even though I had to buy an $8 small glass of coke to sit in there!

  7. What a neat bit of trivia! Thanks for sharing the photos!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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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