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What scenery do you imagine when reading Tolkien? Specific places familiar to you?

noWizardme
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Sep 6 2013, 10:24am


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When watching the films (or playing a video game), you're stuck with the scenery provided by that medium's creators. But when reading, you can imagine it as you wish, if you wish. Are there particular places or particular parts of Planet Earth you imagine in association with scenes of Middle-earth?

I've now lived the majority of my life so far in Oxfordshire, so readily imagine the Shire as having scenery like that fairly close to me. The Long Leagues of Eriador might be a bit like the scenery around the Yorkshire branch of my family. I'm interested to ask what scenes are called up for everyone else - can Rohan be envisaged nicely in a scene in California, perhaps? Or does an industrial scene you saw somewhere form your mental model of Isenguard?

Do attach photos if you have suitable, and can get them to a small enough file size for this site!

Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimė I am in the West, Furincurunir to the Dwarves (or at least, to their best friend) and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "
Or "Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!"

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What scenery do you imagine when reading Tolkien? Specific places familiar to you? noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Sep 6 2013, 10:24am
    Mordor or Afghanistan? Meneldor Send a private message to Meneldor Sep 6 2013, 3:52pm
        Great picture! // noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Sep 6 2013, 3:58pm
    O Kheled-zaram fair and wonderful? noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Sep 6 2013, 4:18pm
        Good pic! Meneldor Send a private message to Meneldor Sep 6 2013, 6:36pm
    Mahopac, New York Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Sep 6 2013, 8:05pm
        Mahopac scenery… noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Sep 6 2013, 8:16pm
            Yeah, but.... Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Sep 6 2013, 8:23pm
    The highlands of Scotland Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Sep 6 2013, 11:11pm
        Maybe.... Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Sep 7 2013, 12:33am
    The Shire= Matamata rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Sep 10 2013, 11:47pm
        The Kiwi-I action of Middle-earth noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Sep 11 2013, 5:10pm
    Imagination sam90 Send a private message to sam90 Sep 11 2013, 8:21pm
        That's a really good point noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Sep 11 2013, 8:38pm
    Post Card Middle-earth wezan Send a private message to wezan Sep 22 2013, 5:23pm
        Welcome to the Reading Room , wezan! noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Sep 22 2013, 5:34pm

 
 
 

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