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I would think of

Owlyross
Rohan


Mar 26 2007, 1:49pm


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Mont St Michel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mont_St_Michel

And its English counterpart, St Michael's Mount
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Michael%E2%80%99s_Mount

Both of which have the city on a hill with different levels, and there's a path which leads through the streets to the keep at the top. Only difference is they are at sea, not near a mountain. This picture shows the sort of thing I was thinking of



I'm sure Tolkien was familiar with both of them and Minas Tirith is a romanticised version of them.

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JRRT Author & Illustrator, ch. 5: LOTR: Building Middle-Earth Luthien Rising Send a private message to Luthien Rising Mar 23 2007, 8:55pm
    Orthanc is described as alien Beren IV Send a private message to Beren IV Mar 24 2007, 1:48am
    The Two Towers (and a city) Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo Mar 24 2007, 3:02am
    Take care of yourself! Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 24 2007, 11:46am
    Orthanc and Minas Tirith drogo Send a private message to drogo Mar 24 2007, 11:57am
    I don't have any words of wisdom about towers, but Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Mar 24 2007, 2:04pm
    Orthanc and Minas Tirith. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 25 2007, 11:30am
        Here's an idealized medieval castle FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 25 2007, 1:46pm
            Once again I show my ignorance of the movies. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 25 2007, 2:19pm
                I'm not sure it's Norman FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 25 2007, 2:35pm
                    And my ignorance of Norman architecture. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 25 2007, 5:25pm
                        ;-) FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 25 2007, 6:08pm
                    I would think of Owlyross Send a private message to Owlyross Mar 26 2007, 1:49pm

 
 
 

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