|From Graham…… thankyou!|
From his favourite vantage point CS Lewis, saint and scholar from the County Down enjoyed a view of the countryside and Belfast Lough after walking tours locally with his lifelong friend Arthur Greeves.Devoted to his native County and Oxford University, CS Lewis loved both places. His description of perfection recorded in “CS Lewis – at home in Ireland” says it all:“Heaven is Oxford lifted and placed in the middle of County Down”
|From Pastor Sam……. thankyou!|
|From Pastor Sam…..thankyou!|
Up till then the panorama must have been magnificent. Around 1972, however, with local government reorganisation, commercial interests obtained planning permission to erect a large building in the centre of the panorama for a department store. For many years the building was coloured an intrusive shade of pink. My mother, who was a local Councillor at the time, claimed that planning permission would never have been granted in normal times. The view that remains is appreciated best from the Humbert Craig Room in the Town Hall, where I’ve sat often myself on many committees.
You can read lots more detail of the story about the bench on his blog.