Some people will go above and beyond for the people they love. In the case of Redditor Gen4200, that involves constructing a full-size, solar-powered lamp post at 8,400 feet just so his girlfriend can experience a little magic.
Gen4200 hauled most of the components up the mountain in a hiking daypack and carried the top part of the lamp in his hands as he hiked. He drilled a hole in the ground, and built the lamp post to recreate the magical arrival point in C.S. Lewis’ Narnia books. In the first book, the children enter a wardrobe in their uncle’s house and emerge into the snowy forests of Narnia, where they are greeted by a Faun named Mr. Tumnus underneath a street lamp.
(Fun fact: Lewis wrote the street lamp into the books as a gentle dig at Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien, who said that no street lamps had no place in a proper fantasy story. Ha!)
Gen4200 wasn’t able to recreate Narnia in its entirety – erecting a street lamp at 8,400 feet is one thing, but pulling together a Faun, talking beavers and a messianic lion is considerably more difficult. I mean, think of their hourly rates, for a start.
A photo gallery of the build process can be seen in the gallery below.