"The Lamp-post was a major landmark in the country of Narnia, located in the north-western area populated by Dryads and Fauns, which was named Lantern Waste after it. Resembling a London streetlamp it stood in the middle of the forest and shone day and night. It was at the lamp-post that Lucy Pevensie first met Mr. Tumnus. He tells her that the lamp-post marks the beginning of Narnia."
When I read these books as a child, I saw them as wonderful stories full of magic and amazing creatures. Now that I read them as an adult, I see clearly the beautiful parallels that Lewis had in mind when he wrote them.