Aslan

We had a nice day in Istanbul. Sightseeing included the Blue Mosque, the Hagai Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Archaeological Museum. We toped off the day with a cruise on the Bosphorus. This is the strategic waterway that connects Russia (and the countries that were formerly part of the USSR) and the Mediterranean and the rest western world.

After I review my photos I will try to upload an additional one or two for your enjoyment. Below is something I wrote a few days ago about Aslan. Read and enjoy.

Everyone familiar with the Chronicles of Narnia remember that Aslan is the name of the lion. Note this paragraph about Aslan from Wikipedia.

Aslan is a word meaning lion. Lewis came up with the name during a trip to the Ottoman Empire, where he was impressed with the Sultan’s elite guards also called Aslan because of their bravery and loyalty.

I noticed a restaurant in Istanbul with the name Aslan. You may also recall that Edmund was tempted by Turkish delight. It is good stuff.

The Disney movie, Prince Caspian, opens May 15. The official website is here.

Check our page about C. S. Lewis here.

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