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Bladerunner
Gunner


Nov 26 2013, 1:52am

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Any Actual Places that Remind You of Middle Earth?.... Can't Post

Have you traveled to, or seen images of, exotic places (not named New Zealand) that have inspired you to visualize a particular place from Middle Earth?

Here are three locations that come to mind:

Elvenking's Halls/Menegroth (Vietnam): http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...st-cave-Vietnam.html & http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/...om-shrinking-714.jpg
(btw - it goes without saying - this cave is absolutely stunning....)

Hobbiton (Switzerland): http://inthralld.com/...ampaign=hexagram.com

Mordor (Ethiopia): http://www.slate.com/..._two_lava_lakes.html

Any other actual places that remind you of Lake-town?, Bree?, the Grey Havens?, Edoras?, Lorien?, Rivendell, Tumunzahar?, Thangorodrim?....



(This post was edited by Bladerunner on Nov 26 2013, 1:56am)


Kim
Quartermaster


Nov 26 2013, 3:50am

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Wow [In reply to] Can't Post

that cave in Vietnam is amazing! I can totally picture some Woodland Elves living there! And those hobbit houses in Switzerland are so cool!

I'd say the Cascade Mountains, that run from British Columbia, through Washington, Oregon and into California, make pretty good Misty Mountains:




Meneldor
Sailing Master


Nov 26 2013, 5:34am

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Afghanistan [In reply to] Can't Post

or Mordor?




They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.


Darkstone
Captain


Nov 26 2013, 4:57pm

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Well [In reply to] Can't Post

Mount Mayon, The Philippines = Road between Mount Doom and Barad-dûr.





Thule, Greenland = Helcaraxë



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May 1910: The Nine Kings assembled at Buckingham Palace for the funeral of Edward VII.
(From left to right, back row: Haakon VII of Norway, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Manuel II of Portugal, Wilhelm II of Germany, George I of Greece and Albert I of Belgium. Front row: Alphonso XIII of Spain, George V of England, and Frederick VIII of Denmark.)


Dame Ioreth
Boatswain


Nov 26 2013, 5:06pm

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Those pictures are beautiful! [In reply to] Can't Post

The picture of the volcano in the Philippines is breathtaking! Almost too good to be real; like an artist's rendering of Mt. Doom.

But I have to say the thing that gave me goosebumps was you sig line picture. The Nine Kings .... *shiver*

Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings




Darkstone
Captain


Nov 26 2013, 5:26pm

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The Nine Kings on horseback... [In reply to] Can't Post



And thanks for the kind words!

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May 1910: The Nine Kings assembled at Buckingham Palace for the funeral of Edward VII.
(From left to right, back row: Haakon VII of Norway, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Manuel II of Portugal, Wilhelm II of Germany, George I of Greece, and Albert I of Belgium. Front row: Alphonso XIII of Spain, George V of England, and Frederick VIII of Denmark.)


Dame Ioreth
Boatswain


Nov 26 2013, 5:52pm

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Now *that* one is reeeeaaaaalllly creepy [In reply to] Can't Post

Makes you wonder...

Tolkien would have been 18 and was at school in 1910, specifically, I believe, King Edward's School in Birmingham. Would he have seen this photo in the newspaper do you think? Quite a powerful picture... nine kings... nine riders... all that black mourning crepe... hmmmmm...

Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings




Eruvandi
Sailing Master


Nov 26 2013, 6:28pm

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Sometimes my own backyard! [In reply to] Can't Post

I live in a fairly wooded area and, especially in the autumn some of the nearby areas remind me of Middle Earth. Also, some of the trees in my yard (I think they may be poplar trees) turned a brilliant golden yellow this year and it reminded me of Legolas' description of Lothlorien: "That is the fairest of all the dwellings of my people. There are no trees like the trees of that land. For in the autumn their leaves fall not, but turn to gold. Not till the spring and the new green opens do they fall, and then the boughs are laden with yellow flowers; and the floor of the wood is golden, and golden is the roof, and its pillars are of silver, for the bark of the trees is smooth and grey."

I took lots of leaf pictures this year and I was going share one of the yellow leaves but I noticed the posting guidelines said pictures can be no bigger than like, 45k and short of cropping it till it's so small you can't see it, I can't seem to get it that small. Oh well.Unsure


Kim
Quartermaster


Nov 26 2013, 6:59pm

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FYI re: re-sizing photos [In reply to] Can't Post

Magpie has posted detailed steps for re-sizing photos at http://www.amagpiesnest.com/...ne/Onlineediting.htm. This is what I use to re-size the photos I post on TORn.


Lightfoot
Cabin Boy


Nov 26 2013, 7:22pm

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I agree! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sometimes my yard (all 50 acres of it) can be transformed into the barrow downs when it is foggy and the forest could be part of the old forest after a hard rain or even Lothlorien in the fall with the golden leaves carpeting the floor. There are several large hilly fields nearby where I go riding that look a bit like the rolling plains of Rohan. It just goes to show you that Middle Earth is all around you!

Faithful servant yet master's bane,
Lightfoot's foal, swift Snowmane



Darkstone
Captain


Nov 26 2013, 7:43pm

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Yes.. [In reply to] Can't Post

...I've always wondered about that.

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May 1910: The Nine Kings assembled at Buckingham Palace for the funeral of Edward VII.
(From left to right, back row: Haakon VII of Norway, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Manuel II of Portugal, Wilhelm II of Germany, George I of Greece, and Albert I of Belgium. Front row: Alphonso XIII of Spain, George V of England, and Frederick VIII of Denmark.)


geordie
Sailing Master

Nov 26 2013, 8:42pm

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Tolkien attended the coronation of George V [In reply to] Can't Post

- see the Companion and Guide, Chronology for June 21 1911.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Fg3TWPbgGYkC&pg=PA25&lpg=PA25&dq=tolkien+coronation+of+george+v&source=bl&ots=Y_12eJXmQs&sig=M5NUttdKPDbKnyZjsoh3FJmd4U0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=QgaVUvzzBI2qhAfe8YCABA&ved=0CDkQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=tolkien%20coronation%20of%20george%20v&f=false

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Bladerunner
Gunner


Nov 26 2013, 11:37pm

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Nice! So of King George V is the Witchking of Angmar, does that make [In reply to] Can't Post

Ferdinand I of Bulgaria Khamul the Shadow of the East?



Bladerunner
Gunner


Nov 26 2013, 11:40pm

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I could totally visualize this, especially with many Noldor having died during the crossing.... [In reply to] Can't Post


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Thule, Greenland = Helcaraxë





Eruvandi
Sailing Master


Nov 27 2013, 12:13am

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Ah. Ok. Here's my pictures [In reply to] Can't Post




Both of these were taken in my own backyard (literally). They really remind me of Middle Earth!


Kim
Quartermaster


Nov 27 2013, 12:28am

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Cool [In reply to] Can't Post

I could definitely see some hobbits travelling through that second photo! Sly


Eruvandi
Sailing Master


Nov 27 2013, 2:54am

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Yep. I love that one! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll say hello to Sam and Frodo for you next time they pass through!Wink


Bladerunner
Gunner


Nov 27 2013, 11:55am

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and ask them if by chance they are carrying any trinkets or "jewelry" that they would like to part with ;0). [In reply to] Can't Post


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I'll say hello to Sam and Frodo for you next time they pass through!Wink




FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rigger


Nov 27 2013, 1:41pm

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When we're out walking around our home, we can see Ben Lomond in the distance. [In reply to] Can't Post

Those hills remind me a little of Middle-Earth.

I have also been further up North to Loch Tay, where I saw the reconstructed Crannog. The landscape around there is very beautiful, and does remind me greatly of Middle-Earth. Smile

..The Lord of Silver Fountains
.....The King of Carven Stone
..The King Under the Mountain
.......Shall come into his own

..And the bells will ring in gladness
......At the Mountain King's return
..But all shall fail in sadness
....And the lake will shine and burn


Bombadil
First Mate


Nov 27 2013, 7:49pm

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If you Google "Hanging Lake" Colorado [In reply to] Can't Post

You'll SEE the Forbidden Pool..
It's a Famous hike near Glenwood Springs right off 1-70

Bomby could spend Days posting shots from
Colorado...Like The Gore Range East of Vail
Or Mount Holy Cross (Lonely Mountain?)
And many more..
Growing up at the Foot of Pikes Peak & skiing
Most of 26 ski resorts
MiddleEarth was everywhere..

At one early point
Bomby thought they would shoot it here.

Bomby


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Kim
Quartermaster


Nov 27 2013, 8:11pm

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Beautiful [In reply to] Can't Post

One of these days, I'll make it to Scotland. *sigh*


Kim
Quartermaster


Nov 27 2013, 8:17pm

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Wow, you're right Bomby [In reply to] Can't Post

I can totally see Hanging Lake as the Forbidden Pool.

And in addition to all the locations in the mountains, I could picture Rohan in the grasslands in the southeast corner of the state.

Smile


FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rigger


Nov 27 2013, 9:07pm

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That is most commendable, Kim. [In reply to] Can't Post

I really hope you can travel here - it's not New Zealand but our landscape of the highlands takes me a step closer to the other end of the world.
I'd recommend (if you have not done so already) watching Diseny's "Brave" [at the start of the film and throughout it shows different Scottish landscapes] Wink

I must confess myself that I would sometimes like to visit the USA and learn more about Americans. Smile

..The Lord of Silver Fountains
.....The King of Carven Stone
..The King Under the Mountain
.......Shall come into his own

..And the bells will ring in gladness
......At the Mountain King's return
..But all shall fail in sadness
....And the lake will shine and burn


FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rigger


Nov 27 2013, 9:15pm

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Incredible. [In reply to] Can't Post

I would have loved to have seen Faramir and his men there. Stunning place I must say. Sly
Thanks for that, Bomby. Wink

..The Lord of Silver Fountains
.....The King of Carven Stone
..The King Under the Mountain
.......Shall come into his own

..And the bells will ring in gladness
......At the Mountain King's return
..But all shall fail in sadness
....And the lake will shine and burn


Xanaseb
Sailing Master


Nov 27 2013, 9:23pm

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haha, this Nine Kings stuff is really making me chuckle... now, which higher figure was Sauron I wonder? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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