Friday, June 24, 2011

"The Horse And His Boy" Inspired by Turkey's Fairy Chimneys?

I always thought it would be cool to carve out a home in one of the Fairy Chimneys in Turkey. I'm convinced that CS Lewis was inspired by these when he wrote of the "tombs" in The Horse And His Boy calling them, "...great masses of mouldering stone shaped like gigantic beehives, but a little narrower."

Here is the best web page on Turkey's Fairy Chimneys you will ever see.


  1. I have never heard of this, amazing.

  2. Everything about the Calormene Empire in Narnia seemed to resemble Turkey to me. All seven of the churches prophecied against in Revelation existed in what is now present day Turkey, and I think all seven novels follow certain events in Revelation too.