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********MISC: A Tour of Minas Tirith********

Alcarcalime
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Jun 28 2008, 1:46pm


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. . .And upon its out-thrust knee was the Guarded City, with its seven walls of stone so strong and old that it seemed to have been not builded but carven by giants out of the bones of the earth.



Even as Pippin gazed in wonder the walls passed from looming grey to white, blushing faintly in the dawn; and suddenly the sun climbed over the eastern shadow and sent forth a shaft that smote the face of the City.



Then Pippin cried aloud, for the Tower of Ecthelion, standing high within the topmost wall, shown out against the sky, glimmering like a spike of pearl and silver, tall and fair and shapely, and its pinnacle glittered as if it were wrought of crystals. . .



. . .For the fashion of Minas Tirith was such that it was built on seven levels, each delved into the hill, and about each was set a wall, and in each wall was a gate. But the gates were not set in a line; the Great Gate in the City Wall was at the east point of the circuit, but the next faced half south, and the third half north, so to and fro upwards; so that the paved way that climbed towards the Citadel turned first this way and then that across the face of the hill. And each time that it passed the line of the Great Gate, it went through an arched tunnel, piercing a vast pier of rock whose huge out-thrust bulk divided in two all the circles of the City save the first.



For partly in the primeval shaping of the hill, partly by the mighty craft and labour of old, there stood up from the rear of the wide court behind the Gate a towering bastion of stone, its edge sharp as a ship-keel facing east.



Up it rose, even to the level of the topmost circle, and there was crowned by a battlement; so that those in the Citadel might, like mariners in a mountainous ship, look from its peak sheer down upon the Gate seven hundred feet below.



The entrance to the citadel also looked eastward, but was delved in the heart of the rock; thence a long lamp-lit slope ran up to the seventh gate.



Thus men reached at last the High Court, and the Place of the Fountain before the feet of the White tower: tall and shapely, fifty fathoms from its base to the pinnacle. . .





Pippin gazed in growing wonder at the great stone city, vaster and more splendid than anything that he had dreamed of; greater and stronger than Isengard, and far more beautiful.



Yet it was in truth falling year by year into decay; and already it lacked half the men that could have dwelt at ease there. In every street they passed some great house or court . . . and yet now they were silent, and no footsteps rang on their wide pavements, nor voice was heard in their halls, nor any face looked out from door or empty window.




1. Did Peter Jackson’s vision of Minas Tirith do justice to yours?

2. Would you like to spend a holiday in Minas Tirith?

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********MISC: A Tour of Minas Tirith******** Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jun 28 2008, 1:46pm
    Minas Tirith Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jun 28 2008, 1:49pm
        Wow! Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Jun 28 2008, 1:56pm
            Dedication Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jun 28 2008, 2:34pm
                Still, Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Jun 28 2008, 2:47pm
                    Thanks for the invite! Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jun 28 2008, 2:53pm
                        It is said the world is small Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Jun 28 2008, 3:12pm
                            Re: Latin Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jun 28 2008, 3:43pm
                                Interesting Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Jun 29 2008, 7:13am
    This would be a great birthday mathom... Elenedhel Send a private message to Elenedhel Jun 28 2008, 2:57pm
        Gee... Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jun 28 2008, 3:45pm
    **Mods up** -- Outstanding, thank you! weaver Send a private message to weaver Jun 28 2008, 3:39pm
        Some of the pictures: Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jun 28 2008, 3:53pm
            Beautiful pictures- thank you!! debo Send a private message to debo Jun 28 2008, 9:01pm
    wow! bearagorn Send a private message to bearagorn Jun 29 2008, 8:26am
        I think that... Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jun 29 2008, 11:29am
    Such amazing artwork on the filmmakers' parts Kyriel Send a private message to Kyriel Jun 29 2008, 12:22pm
        Oh, I so agree with you! // Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jun 29 2008, 3:19pm
    It's a work of art! FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Jun 29 2008, 4:23pm
        Thanks for the picture. Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jun 29 2008, 11:03pm
    *applause!!* Jackson's Minas Tirith grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jun 30 2008, 10:26am
        Yes, Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jun 30 2008, 10:29am
    Thanks, Alcarcalime! Nuradar Send a private message to Nuradar Jun 30 2008, 2:27pm
        Yes, Tolkien's descriptions... Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jun 30 2008, 4:56pm

 
 
 

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