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Street names inspired by Middle earth

Ereinion Nénharma

Dec 4 2022, 8:37am

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Street names inspired by Middle earth Can't Post

I just found out that in the Dutch town of Geldrop there is a neighborhood with names inspired by Tolkien.
Here, you can live in streets called Bombadil, Legolas or Lorien, among others.

Check out Google Maps or Earth for all names, by searching this address; Nimrodel, 5663 TE Geldrop

Are there any more examples of this?

''Do not fear the shadows, for seeing them means light is near...''

Ethel Duath

Dec 4 2022, 11:27pm

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Ah, yes! In fact, it inspired [In reply to] Can't Post

the creation of a new "country" with it's own newspaper here for awhile. I imagine there are other places around the globe with Tolkien names, and I expect the numbers may be growing.

Here's the set of Tolkien-inspired roads in England. I'm not famliar with London but this seems to be part of a suburb. Here's a few links. Smile
It started with this thread:

And went on to become quite an undertaking for awhile. Here are some of those posts, in case you're interested.
The map here is based/overlayed on the actual streets in this little neighborhood.http://newboards.theonering.net/forum/gforum/perl/gforum.cgi?post=645401#645401

And the first edition of our newspaper.http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=653612#653612

(This post was edited by Ethel Duath on Dec 4 2022, 11:27pm)


Dec 5 2022, 2:16am

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More from 2015 to add to Ethel's. Tolkienia Forever! [In reply to] Can't Post


Isn't it time for another edition of The Tolkienia Times?

Ethel Duath

Dec 5 2022, 2:35am

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Oh, I wish! [In reply to] Can't Post

The staff has all basically resigned, and mostly not on the boards anymore, and I'm no good at the formatting it took to get it to work on here.
But if anyone wants to take over the paper, I'm happy to act as a consultant and occasional contributor. Smile
And yes, Tolkenia Forever!

Flag by DanielLB


Dec 5 2022, 3:02pm

Post #5 of 10 (956 views)
Well... [In reply to] Can't Post

We do have a special day to plan for... celebrating the 20th Anniversary of The Two Towers' release. A special edition would be a fun tribute! I'll check into it since some of the original contributors aren't available... but there are so many talented folks about the place, I think it would be very do-able! :D

Put your article thinking cap on, dear ED.


We have been there and back again.

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Ethel Duath

Dec 5 2022, 4:01pm

Post #6 of 10 (953 views)
Oh, thank you! What a great idea. [In reply to] Can't Post

*Puts on wacky jester hat for appropriate wacky thinking.*
I wonder if DanielLB might have time to do the weather--and maybe some graphics. He's a genius at that. SmileSmile


Dec 11 2022, 5:06pm

Post #7 of 10 (683 views)
There's a neighbourhood in Michigan [In reply to] Can't Post

It has a bunch of LotR-esque street names. There are even a few businesses I found on a quick search that have joined the parade :D

Here's a link to a map with the streets.

Here are a few businesses:

Bilbo's Pizzeria
Shire Book Shop
Hobbit Place Greenhouses


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Tol Eressea

Dec 11 2022, 9:49pm

Post #8 of 10 (644 views)
Just by chance [In reply to] Can't Post

there's a street parallel to mine named Sackville. Because the neighbourhood is older than the PJ films, I'm sure it's coincidence.

"I shall not wholly fail if anything can still grow fair in days to come."


Dec 11 2022, 10:20pm

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My money's on that it's not :D [In reply to] Can't Post

The books have been out for ooodles of years before the films! At least, that's the belief I'm going to go with since it makes me smile thinking that Sackville is so closeby ;)


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Aunt Dora Baggins

Dec 18 2022, 1:24am

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In my hometown [In reply to] Can't Post

In Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, there's a Hobbit Street, Gilgalad Way, Evenstar Court, Shire Court, Hill Pond Drive, and Chetwood Court.

GNU Terry Pratchett
"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

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