Thread: Pics of places that resemble the places shots in the film!
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I was flicking through a folder on my computer and I couldn't help noticing that a picture I had taken some time ago looks alot like the road on which Frodo, Sam and Pippin are stalked on. Please post (or take them speciacially for the thread if you're totally cool
) any photos that resemble the settings of which are in the films.
EDIT: Got Rid of Crassy Picture, sorry guys
, i didn't realize it didn't resemble anything much
See [url=http://the-hobbit-movie.com/forum/photobucket-257.html:3ryct301]this thread[/url:3ryct301] for instructions on how to post pictures.
I can't think of any photos off the top of my head that look like filming locations but if I stumble across any I'll share them.
Hmmm, I'll probably have to scan them in, but I might have a few pics I can post when I get around to it. I have some cool shots of the ruins of Corfe Castle the last time I was in Olde England. I'll have to see if I have any shots without the other tourists in
No problem B'arelyn!
Thats cool, please do GB! I will find some more of mine, hope you can find some without Tourists in raincoats lol! BTW I have also visited Corfe Castle, long time ago when I was little though, it kinda looks like the runinned towers and building that make up Osgilath in the films. Please go on the link I have made in my first post. Doesn't really look like the road cos there's a fence but it kinda resembles something that goes with the place in the shoot.
I love the pic B'arelyn. Weird though. I tried to add image tags to just post the image directly to your post, but it didn't work. Any thoughts Eldorion?
Thanks it's just up the road from where I live, I've walked along it many a time.
You need the direct link to the image GB rather than the link to the image's page on Photobucket. Confusing, ain't it?
The code you want is this:
And B'arelyn, that is indeed a nice picture. With the slight exception of the road it is very reminiscent of the Shire.
Thank you very much! Yeah he road and the fence are a bit of a problem but as far as plants go!
Do you have any pictures to post?
I have a picture of a Ford Mondeo, just like Bilbo's, if he had a car, can i send it in.
and do i win £5 ?
Sorry, don't understand lol, what do you mean?
I'm beginning to have less patience with your constant sarcasm, Lester Cat
. If you think the photo is a little crass
(which if I'm honest it is), just let me know instead of pulling yet another sarcastic joke...
. Not really funny anymore. I just wanted encourage everyone to post stuff that looked convincing, not necessarally to bring alot of attention to mine
But I'll give you some credit, it was a tad on the rubbish side
EDIT: I'll get rid of it
This is a picture of Herefordshire from the top of Great Malvern near Worcester. According to the the person posting this at another forum, this is apparently the part of Britain that particularly inspired Tolkien's Shire. Lovely view, though to be fair, many parts of Britain and Ireland are similarly beautiful.
That pic GB demonstrates perfectly why I think shooting the Shire in NZ doesn't work- that is the landscape of the Shire, rolling hills, well tended fields, little woods and streams. Note the lighting, the shape of the land and the colours- all different from the southern hemisphere. The shot sof the Shire in the films never did sit right with me and I could not understand why they didn't shoot LoTR more globally. NZ is fine for some of it but lacks a Shire and it lacks the grass plains for Rohan amongst others.
I am away on holiday next week, driving through Glen Coe, up to the Isle of Skye then getting the ferry to Harris and driving on up through to Lewis. I will take some photos and post them here when I return as I am sure there will be some LOTR moments in them.
Have a good trip Noom.
I trust an island malt or two, may find their way back home with you.
I have a few pics from the trip, one is of Glengarry, another of CArloway Broch and another of a Castle on the Isle of Skye, rannoch Moor and a couple more. To be honest I can not think of specific locations from the film but would post them to see if you can think of any locations in the book that they could come from. However as it does not obey to the letter the point of this thread, I am checking to see if anyone had objections before I post them. (I feel that they are within the spirit of Tolkien rather than to the letter of his writings)
Never mind the pics did you get the malts?
Bung the pics up we can argue about unlike anywhere from the books or films they look! -it might even provoke that Lester chap to come along and be catty at you
(I'm not sure you count as a proper member on here till he's stuck a claw in you!-some sort of initiation right maybe)
I got some Caol Ila 12 year old. Will put some pics up soon.
Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis
and inside the walls
That looks amazing! I am so jealous of you Brits with your thousands of years of culture and history.
Calanish Stones, the Scottish stone henge.
Sorry about the people
I can see Frodo Sam and Gollum Crossing this; there was bog to the left and the right of the road, pool after pool of peat bog.
The Buachille Etive Mor
Where in Middle Earth could you picture such a place?
I'd go for the Weather Hills for that last one- looks about the right sort of height and the surrounding landscape is bleak enough for Wilderland.
Rannoch is a passable Dead Marshes when its a lot wetter and misty.
And the Brochs could be the ruins on the Tower Hills maybe. Love a good broch amazing bit of cold weather designing those.
Don't think ME has a stone circle in it- unless I've forgotten something. So can't think of somewhere for that of the top of my head. Closest I can get is the Barrowdowns- but they weren't traditional circles as such. More individual or groupings of stones.
Nice pics though Noom- but do visit with your 12yr old malt, you know a god malt should never be drunk alone-its bad for the soul!
And yes Eldo, we have lucked out here in terms of ancient history, myths and legends. (Maybe less so in England as most of their stuff got stuffed by the Norman Conquest in 1066 and by the churches subsequently-sadly so in my view- although if it hadn't Tolkien might not have felt the need to recreate a new mythos for the English and we'd never have had ME and all its wonders to enjoy. Good from bad I suppose -a classic Tolkien catastrophe curve!).
Lovely pics Noom
As to Myth, I'm glad Tolkien wrote his stories, but I've never understood his reasoning that England needed it's "own" Myths. The British/Irish Picts and Celts did have their own Myths, and the English (Anglo-Saxons) that pushed in had their myths too.
The Tyrant noted that he could not think of anywhere that standing stones were mentioned. The Tolkien artist Angus McBride used them in the front cover to the MERP module, The Lost Realm of Cardolan.
The Kingdom of Cardolan encompasses all of the lands between the Rivers Brandywine, Greyflood, and Hoarwell. For a time, Cardolan stood at the forefront of resistance to the forces of the Witch-king, mounting campaigns against his Orcs, Trolls, and Easterlings. Those were the days of the Royal Army. Now only mercenaries and adventurers remain to block the advance of Darkness. The conflict rages on, but it is a war of pillaging, burning crops, and inconclusive sieges; war with little honor and no glory.
[quote="Gandalfs Beard":3olzvckc]As to Myth, I'm glad Tolkien wrote his stories, but I've never understood his reasoning that England needed it's "own" Myths. The British/Irish Picts and Celts did have their own Myths, and the English (Anglo-Saxons) that pushed in had their myths too.[/quote:3olzvckc]
My impression is that Tolkien was disappointed that the English mythology was not as developed as the Greco-Roman mythology (or even the Norse one) and that he deemed Arthur too overtly Christian and/or French. My memory may be mistaken though.
Well I did suggest the Barrowdowns Noom which are within the boundaries of that Kingdom and from which I assume McBride took his inspiration for standing stones. I just don't recall there being full circles there. But I could be wrong.
Memory would seem to largely concur with you Eldo- Tolkien felt the English myths had been strangled by the Normans and that the French centered myths of Arthur and the like (despite the probability its a Welsh myth) was usurped by the French. All that chivalry and heraldry stuff. I think he may have felt the surviving myths were not really about the indigenous English and LoTR was his antidote to this.
Off topic I know but on the subject of Cardolan do you think its possible the last of the Dunedain who went there fleeing the Witch-king went to get aid or protection from Tom? He doesn't seem to take much notice of current events in LoTR but he does seem to remember fondly the women who wore the brooch he takes from the Barrow for Goldberry. Its hard to imagine in such a relatively small area of land that the Dunedain and Tom would not have crossed paths often and if memory serves the Dundain held out there for quite some time after the rest of the northern kingdoms fell before the plague finally brought about their end.
Sometimes, I wish the land and peoples of middle earth were real!
(can't believe the above statement is my 100th post, I have posted more here than any other forum.)
Congrats Noom on the big 100. And Middle-earth is real! I go there every time I open the books.
[quote="pettytyrant101":2vwe4kwi]Tolkien felt the English myths had been strangled by the Normans and that the French centered myths of Arthur and the like (despite the probability its a Welsh myth) was usurped by the French.[/quote:2vwe4kwi]
That sounds right. Tolkien was more interested in the Scandinavian/Germanic ancestry of the English (I believe he disliked the term 'Nordic' after it gained Nazi connotations) and resented the southern European cultural influences of the French. The Normans represent a mixture of this but they had been living in France for some time prior to the conquest of England and Tolkien considered them French.
His own mythology and languages were heavily influenced by the Finnish and Welsh traditions, as represented by Quenya and Sindarin.
[quote="pettytyrant101":1aywort3]Off topic I know but on the subject of Cardolan do you think its possible the last of the Dunedain who went there fleeing the Witch-king went to get aid or protection from Tom?[/quote:1aywort3]
I can't say the idea ever occurred to me before but the Barrow-downs were clearly part of Tom's territory so it makes a good deal of sense that they would have run into each other. The brooch is icing on the cake of this theory.
I think you're on to something, petty.
[quote="Noom Chevaline":3nnypakk]Sometimes, I wish the land and peoples of middle earth were real![/quote:3nnypakk]
Well, they're histories. Tolkien did such an amazing job constructing his stories and his world that we know as much about Middle-earth as we do about plenty of real-world extinct civilizations, and more than some!
[quote:3nnypakk](can't believe the above statement is my 100th post, I have posted more here than any other forum.)[/quote:3nnypakk]
Congratulations! This is my second most active forum (the first most is much larger so I post more frequently there) but I really value the community on this site. It's great that everyone knows each other and hangs out together. That's something that's lacking on larger forums.
Very nice thread! Got a few contributions myself:
A bit poor light on the second one, and the quality of the pictures aren't that good either, but thought I'd upload them anyway.
Taken from just outside where I live. I don't know what they might resemble, maybe The Shire? Playing Concerning Hobbits while I'm sitting outside on a sunny Saturday certainly gives me the feeling of being in the Shire at least
By the way, cheers for making a photobucket account for the purpose!
Mirrormere for the middle pic? Assuming you were standing with your back to the mountains looking roughly east.
Could be. Not quite how I imagined Mirror-mere though, but it kind of looks like a mirror-mere on days when the water is completely still. Then it really does look like a mirror
Was the shape reminded me of it, if memory serves Mirror-mere is described as being shaped a bit like an arrowhead. Though I could be misremembering!
Geez guys, you're making me feel really depressed about living in bland, processed suburbs.
Beautiful shots Ringdrotten.
Suggestions for this place. Known locally as the Chinese Lakes they are a Victorian folly (the bridges were built to look already old and worn). This is where I spent the afternoon of my birthday. Good day.
Lovely place for a healthy stroll!
These are all places within an hour of my front door- well except for a bit more time to actually climb up to some of them!
Suggestions for places they might be?
A few more.
Local Lothlorien contender.
I don't know whether to bookmark this thread so I can gaze at those pictures all day long or to leave it so I don't feel sorry for myself for living in such a bland and developed place.
Petty, you're incredibly lucky.
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No denying it Eldo, I am lucky indeed. And yet so few people around here avail themselves of this natural beauty and although I have been to all those places many times even I don't do it often enough any more.