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A World of Childhood Fantasy in Narni, Italy

For more enchanting photos and videos from Narni, Italy, explore the Narni location page and browse the #Narni hashtag.

There are stunning similarities between the real-life town of Narni and the fictional world of Narnia: blazing green hills, clear blue skies and picturesque stone structures.

In fact, the classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia, written by C.S. Lewis in 1950, is rumored to have been inspired by this small Italian town 50 miles north of Rome. According to biographer Walter Hooper, Lewis was fascinated by ancient history, and Narni—named “Narnia” in Roman times—was highlighted by the children’s author in his personal atlas.

Whether Lewis visited Narni has never been confirmed, but even today, its cobblestone streets and castle fortress look like they belong in a magical, medieval novel. And while there are no mythical, talking creatures roaming the land, Narni still feels like a place pulled straight out of our childhood imaginations.

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August 5, 1827: Deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil, was born.
Not too much of Brazil in here, but the date is relevant!
This hand-drawn atlas was apparently created in 1827 as part of the studies of de Meuron, or possibly those of a relative. Not pictured here are his efforts in music, history, genealogy, and more. Local animals and populations are the focus of several of the maps; others touch on city locations and a family trip.
Atlas: Meuron, Auguste de. Album of hand-drawn maps, plus historical charts, genealogies, and illustrations of musical and astronomical interest.  [1827-1850]

The music pages contained charts of major and minor scales. They are drawn with cautious worry, much like all my freshman theory projects.

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August 5, 1827: Deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil, was born.
Not too much of Brazil in here, but the date is relevant!
This hand-drawn atlas was apparently created in 1827 as part of the studies of de Meuron, or possibly those of a relative. Not pictured here are his efforts in music, history, genealogy, and more. Local animals and populations are the focus of several of the maps; others touch on city locations and a family trip.
Atlas: Meuron, Auguste de. Album of hand-drawn maps, plus historical charts, genealogies, and illustrations of musical and astronomical interest.  [1827-1850]

The music pages contained charts of major and minor scales. They are drawn with cautious worry, much like all my freshman theory projects.

The University of Iowa Tumblrs are on fire today.
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August 5, 1827: Deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil, was born.
Not too much of Brazil in here, but the date is relevant!
This hand-drawn atlas was apparently created in 1827 as part of the studies of de Meuron, or possibly those of a relative. Not pictured here are his efforts in music, history, genealogy, and more. Local animals and populations are the focus of several of the maps; others touch on city locations and a family trip.
Atlas: Meuron, Auguste de. Album of hand-drawn maps, plus historical charts, genealogies, and illustrations of musical and astronomical interest.  [1827-1850]

The music pages contained charts of major and minor scales. They are drawn with cautious worry, much like all my freshman theory projects.

The University of Iowa Tumblrs are on fire today.
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August 5, 1827: Deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil, was born.
Not too much of Brazil in here, but the date is relevant!
This hand-drawn atlas was apparently created in 1827 as part of the studies of de Meuron, or possibly those of a relative. Not pictured here are his efforts in music, history, genealogy, and more. Local animals and populations are the focus of several of the maps; others touch on city locations and a family trip.
Atlas: Meuron, Auguste de. Album of hand-drawn maps, plus historical charts, genealogies, and illustrations of musical and astronomical interest.  [1827-1850]

The music pages contained charts of major and minor scales. They are drawn with cautious worry, much like all my freshman theory projects.

The University of Iowa Tumblrs are on fire today.
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August 5, 1827: Deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil, was born.
Not too much of Brazil in here, but the date is relevant!
This hand-drawn atlas was apparently created in 1827 as part of the studies of de Meuron, or possibly those of a relative. Not pictured here are his efforts in music, history, genealogy, and more. Local animals and populations are the focus of several of the maps; others touch on city locations and a family trip.
Atlas: Meuron, Auguste de. Album of hand-drawn maps, plus historical charts, genealogies, and illustrations of musical and astronomical interest.  [1827-1850]

The music pages contained charts of major and minor scales. They are drawn with cautious worry, much like all my freshman theory projects.

The University of Iowa Tumblrs are on fire today.
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ritabentonmusiclibrary:

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August 5, 1827: Deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil, was born.
Not too much of Brazil in here, but the date is relevant!
This hand-drawn atlas was apparently created in 1827 as part of the studies of de Meuron, or possibly those of a relative. Not pictured here are his efforts in music, history, genealogy, and more. Local animals and populations are the focus of several of the maps; others touch on city locations and a family trip.
Atlas: Meuron, Auguste de. Album of hand-drawn maps, plus historical charts, genealogies, and illustrations of musical and astronomical interest.  [1827-1850]

The music pages contained charts of major and minor scales. They are drawn with cautious worry, much like all my freshman theory projects.

The University of Iowa Tumblrs are on fire today.
Zoom Info
uispeccoll:

ritabentonmusiclibrary:

uimapcoll:

August 5, 1827: Deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil, was born.
Not too much of Brazil in here, but the date is relevant!
This hand-drawn atlas was apparently created in 1827 as part of the studies of de Meuron, or possibly those of a relative. Not pictured here are his efforts in music, history, genealogy, and more. Local animals and populations are the focus of several of the maps; others touch on city locations and a family trip.
Atlas: Meuron, Auguste de. Album of hand-drawn maps, plus historical charts, genealogies, and illustrations of musical and astronomical interest.  [1827-1850]

The music pages contained charts of major and minor scales. They are drawn with cautious worry, much like all my freshman theory projects.

The University of Iowa Tumblrs are on fire today.
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ritabentonmusiclibrary:

uimapcoll:

August 5, 1827: Deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil, was born.

Not too much of Brazil in here, but the date is relevant!

This hand-drawn atlas was apparently created in 1827 as part of the studies of de Meuron, or possibly those of a relative. Not pictured here are his efforts in music, history, genealogy, and more. Local animals and populations are the focus of several of the maps; others touch on city locations and a family trip.

AtlasMeuron, Auguste de. Album of hand-drawn maps, plus historical charts, genealogies, and illustrations of musical and astronomical interest.  [1827-1850]

The music pages contained charts of major and minor scales. They are drawn with cautious worry, much like all my freshman theory projects.

The University of Iowa Tumblrs are on fire today.

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