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Einar,

I would have to say that my favorite place in ME would be either Rivendell or Lorien. I would gladly live in either place, since they sound soooooooooooo beautiful.

Mellie.
I always liked Hobbiton...seems so peaceful and nice...Lorien and Rivendell seem beautiful for a visit, but I don't know if I could live there.
I think Rivendell prior to Elrond's leaving is my favorite place. I would enjoy talking to Bilbo, Elrond, the Elves, and the Rangers, when they stopped over. Good friends, good food, good drink, and good stories. I suppose I'd have to clean the stables or peel taters or some such thing to earn my keep, seeing as how my poetry can't rival Bilbo's, my singing stinks, and I put people to sleep with my stories. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie
I think with my background, for me it would have to be the Grey Havens. I imagine bustling elven ports, windswept rocky beaches with spray catching the breeze from the breaking waves, and rolling hills rising into the Blue Mountains. A land in which you can find both busy streets and quiet valleys.
Wow, Val, after reading your answer I wanna go with you.

Grondy, you and I can peel taters together, (I gotta see the twins. I would live anywhere they are!!) although they would probably kick me out of the kitchen, and send me out to clean up after the animals. I am much better at taking care of animals than food. I would probably make Elrond ill or something even worse, the twins ill. (Oh! the Horror!!) It is pretty sad when you can make an immortal ill from just cooking for him. ( and the way to a man's heart is suppose to be his stomach. Wonder if that is true for elves too.)

Mellie
Iīd put Rivendell in first place of all other places on Middle-Earth. Big Smile Smilie
Welcome to Planet Tolkien, Addi. As this is our Virtual Rivendell, I'm sure you will have a great time here.
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Wow, Val, after reading your answer I wanna go with you.
So do I, Mellie. Smile Smilie
My favorite place is Isengard Big Laugh Smilie Big Laugh Smilie Big Laugh Smilie Big Laugh Smilie
I would have to say that my favourite is the Shire. Because all yoiu do is take it easy smoke some pipeweed and drink ale. And not worry about much except going on the odd adventure of two. Smoke Smilie Smoke Smilie Smoke Smilie Smoke Smilie
If we're talking about ME specifically, then I'd be torn between Gondolin, and Imladris. If all of Arda is included, then I would have to say Aman.
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I also love Rivendell, but I couldn't live there. Same thing for Gondolin. Lothlorien would also be beautiful but I don't imagine living there either. So I would have to say the Gray Havens or the Shire.
Always wanted to live somewhere nice and hot, so it's Mordor for me.
Hmmm...difficult question..I love elves and their way of living, most of all I want to be an elf myself..I would love to be like Legolas! But that's not the question here..My favourite place is Lothlōrien, but I wouldn't mind living in the Shire..Smoking weed all day, drink, listen to Bilbos' stories, work in the field ( I would be an active little hobbit) and much more...Can I have two favourite places?
Lothlōrien and The Shire In Love Smilie
I dare say Fangorn is my favorite, with all the ents and everything. Ents are awesome Tongue Smilie

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RIVENDELL and LOTHLORIEN!! Elf Smilie Elf Winking Smilie Jumping Flame Smilie Elf With a Big Grin Smilie Cool Elf Smilie Happy Elf Smilie Elf Sticking Tounge Out Smilie Wiggle Smilie
It's Bag End for me. Good food, good company, smoking and drinking in front of a roaring fire. Long walks in the shire, singing and dancing at the inn. Thats the life for me.
Mine would be : Minas Tirith. Being a citizen of Gondor would be very pleasant, i figured.
I also like Moria weary much
Hey Frodo in your forum you sayd that you didnīt like Moria Big Smile Smilie
I would love to live in Valinor, during the age of the two trees, but later I would prefer Gondolin, or Menegroth.
I'd love to live in the Shire or Mirkwood.
The Shire is so peaceful, a smalltown where everybody knows everybody. Well, almost.
Mirkwood.. It's the elves. =) Big Smile Smilie
I'd forgotten about Mirkwood Aire...I'd like it there too. Of all the Elven places, it seems the most real, the easiest place to live in.
*Smashes Sam in the head for forgetting about Mirkwood*
It's simply IMPOSSIBLE to forget Mirkwood. Wink Smilie
Although for several centuries prior to the War of the Ring Mirkwood was one of the only elven realms having to fight to maintain its borders. The Grey Havens had been safe for ages, Rivendell was rarely bothered, and Lorien was farely safe too.

The Mirkwood elves, however, had been fending off giant spiders, wolves and orcs from Gol Guldur for a long time. By the time of the Hobbit they had already lost the southern half of the forest to Sauron.
I have so many favourite places!! Fangorn, Old Forest, Lonely Mountain, Shire, Moria, Lorien, Rivendell, Rohan, etc. But if I had to chose one, I'd still go to Fangorn. I really wanna see Treebeard!! Tongue Smilie
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The Mirkwood elves, however, had been fending off giant spiders, wolves and orcs from Gol Guldur for a long time. By the time of the Hobbit they had already lost the southern half of the forest to Sauron.


Really? woaw.. I didn't knew that.
Even so, it's still my favourite place. =)
I'd have to alternate between Lothlorien and Rivendell, because there is no way I could choose between the two; you know: a couple thousand years here, a couple thousand years there. Wink Smilie
Pretty much like your namesake then, Arwen. She couldn't seem to decide whether she wanted to spend time with her Dad or her Granny. Be careful when you travel between them though, that you don't get waylaid by orcs like your Mum did. Sent your brothers on a right Orc-fest killing spree.
i have to say my favorite place would be rivendell. I'd visit lothlorien once in a while, and Hobbiton, and maybe even mirkwood. Bujt I'd live in Rivindell.
Well, combining what other people have said in various other threads, including my own...I will start by saying that I rely on the movies for description of the scenery because reading it just frustrates me.

Based on the movies, I would have to say Rivendell or Hobbiton. Bright and sunny, pleasant. Alas, I probably wouldn't live too long in Rivendell because if there are a lot of "treehouses" I would sprain something just getting in and out of the house everyday. And where do you park? Under a tree? BIRDS live in those trees...and they would poop on your windshield.

It doesn't much matter where I would be in this lifetime, though...I know for sure that at some point I would like to go to the Undying Lands. I will be able to see my dad again and talk with historic leaders and meet some of my musical heroes...and chat with Tolkien about Tolkien! And everything about my life that has ever been missing will be filled in.

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I would love to live in Valinor, during the age of the two trees, but later I would prefer Gondolin, or Menegroth.

Namo we are talking about Middle-Earth, not Beleriand or Aman.
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Namo we are talking about Middle-Earth, not Beleriand or Aman.
Shaking Head Smilie Technically, Beleriand was part of Middle-earth before its submergance at the end of the First Age, but you are right about Aman. So you are each half-right; and besides, Valinor under the two trees would have been a wonderful sight to see. Super Wow Smilie Teacher Smilie
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It doesn't much matter where I would be in this lifetime, though...I know for sure that at some point I would like to go to the Undying Lands. I will be able to see my dad again and talk with historic leaders and meet some of my musical heroes...and chat with Tolkien about Tolkien! And everything about my life that has ever been missing will be filled in.
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Music, I found this part of your post very moving. I would like to do this too, I think that's the amazing thing about Tolkien's work. I mean, what other 'made-up' world could you long to go to after death? Anyway, that's what I think. Wink Smilie
I would have to sayGondor or Rohan There both pretty cool so either one


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My favorite place would have to be....Lothlorien. i love Lothlorien. !!!!! Rohan isnt bad. Minas Tirith isnt bad either. my second choice is Imladris. Smile Smilie
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Namo we are talking about Middle-Earth, not Beleriand or Aman.
Shaking Head Smilie Technically, Beleriand was part of Middle-earth before its submergance at the end of the First Age, but you are right about Aman. So you are each half-right; and besides, Valinor under the two trees would have been a wonderful sight to see. Super Wow Smilie Teacher Smilie


Yes but still it isnīt the same because of it is devided into two different continents by the mountain chain..... so you canīt really say that they are the same....they did call it Beleriand and the other Middle-Earth BEFORE Beleriand sunk........If then I could say that Tol Eressëa is the same as Beleriand and then evidentually the same as Middle-Earth...Teacher Smilie
Wouldnīt you agree Grondy?
And yes I know that I was right about Aman.....
Yeah but here's a question for you all: Where do you think has the highest property value as far as real estate is concerned? Think about it!

The Shire is completely rural, Bree would be like the sub-burbs, and Minas Tirith and Rivendell would be metropolitan by all accounts. I wonder if there are rooms available for rent in Gondor during spring break!
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Yes but still it isnīt the same because of it is devided into two different continents by the mountain chain..... so you canīt really say that they are the same....they did call it Beleriand and the other Middle-Earth BEFORE Beleriand sunk........
Technically the entire land masses between the Western Sea and the Eastern Sea were called Endor (Middle-earth).
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In later ages all the lands that went under the wave were sometimes referred to as Beleriand, but originally that term was applied only to the area between the Bay of Balar and the highlands of Hithlum and Dorthonion, and the lands under the wave were much more extensive, The lands could be divided into four regions based on climate, topography, and politics: (1) the northlands of Morgoth, (2) the central highlands , (3) Beleriand, and (4) Ered Luin. - from Karen Wynn Fonstad's The Atlas of Middle-earth
These four listed areas were where most of the action on Middle-earth took place in the First Age, but the Elves were first found clear across the landmass nearer the Eastern Sea on the eastern shore of the inland sea of Helcar. This was also a part of Middle-earth. And the Dwarves and Men also were first found in the central area of Middle-earth, to the west of Erid Luin.

What I was trying to say above was Beleriand got all the press coverage in the FA, but Middle-earth encompassed more land than just Beleriand.
Alright Grondy...you got me....I surrender to your knowledge which is beyond my graspBig Smile Smilie
Thanks for the enlightment...
Often it is also beyond my grasp, like when I get proven wrong--which happens at least once a week when I shoot from the hip and forget to look something up, because I obviously know the answer. Oh well, I try to learn from my mistakes, but I still make them. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie
I'd say the Shire because it reminds me of where I used to live. A place where it's peaceful and everyone knows everyone. Or Mirkwood because it seems beautiful and full of history/ a past.
My two favorites are Gondolin and The Grey Havens.

Val edited this post to switch off the signature which had had a colour element added to it. Sigs are supposed to be plain text.

[Edited on 10/3/2003 by Valedhelgwath]
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I'd have to alternate between Lothlorien and Rivendell, because there is no way I could choose between the two; you know: a couple thousand years here, a couple thousand years there. Wink Smilie

I so agree with you Arwen.
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Pretty much like your namesake then, Arwen. She couldn't seem to decide whether she wanted to spend time with her Dad or her Granny. Be careful when you travel between them though, that you don't get waylaid by orcs like your Mum did. Sent your brothers on a right Orc-fest killing spree.


I agree with you 100 percent!
Elf With a Big Grin Smilie moonstar posted on 28/3/2003 at 21:31
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I just love Lorien and Ilmadris, they're both so beautiful. But I also enjoy Gondor and the Shire too.
Aulë posted on 28/3/2003 at 21:38
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Since Grondy told me that Beleriand also was M-E I would say that my favourite place in M-E would be...........GONDOLIN!!!!
Lothlorien and Rohan with out a doubt.
The best place in Middle Earth has to be Almaren. Big Smile Smilie
Yea, where is it? *mutters* this is why i need a map. *thinks* or better eyeballs!
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I don't believe I've heard of Almaren before. Where exactly is it located in ME??
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The Valar dwelt originally on the Isle of Almaren, which lay in the Great Lake in the midst of the land. To the north they set the lanterns of Illuin, and to the south, Ormal. The pillars of the lights were mountains taller than any of later times. - from page one of Karen Wynn Fonstad's The Atlas of Middle-earth.
This was at the begining of Arda, its Spring before the two trees, but after Melkor fled from the rath of Tulkas. (See Chapter 1 of The Silmarillion for more info.)
ok,let me get this straight.'Best' or 'favourite' cause my favourite place is Dol Guldur,but not the best place to be in ME,that's for sure!That would be Erebor or Hobbiton-each of them would be just fine for me.
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