The Arches (GC1PBAZ)
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N 54° 35.876 W 5° 53.325
( 54.59793333333333, -5.88875 )
Location: , United Kingdom
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The Holywood Arches (sometimes just "The Arches") is where the old Belfast and County Down Railway to Donaghadee and Newcastle (closed 1950) crossed the Holywood Road.
One of the highlights of this recently redeveloped area is a fine monument to C.S. Lewis. It depicts him opening a wardrobe, which is central to the plot of his well known story "The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe" (one of The Chronicles of Narnia). The rear of the wardrobe has some letters written by C.S. Lewis.
Clive Staples Lewis (born in Belfast on 29 November 1898, d. 22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as Jack, was an Irish academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian and Christian apologist. He is also known for his fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy.
Lewis's works have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold millions of copies over the years. The books that comprise The Chronicles of Narnia have sold the most and have been popularised on stage, in TV, in radio, and in cinema.
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