Thread: Real places ?
* The ruin was merely a burned out hotel, but what can you expect when we've only had two hundred years of history in this section of the country. Since I have been there they have turned it into a state park and added microwave towers and a parking lot on it. The view from it is great as it rises 1000 ft. above the surrounding area.
...even though I know barrow-mounds are much much much smaller...
But you are probably much much bigger than a hobbit, so maybe the scale is almost reasonable. What's it like on a foggy day?
While looking for the above picture of Steptoe Butte I found this one of the sunny Barrow Downs also in eastern Washington State.
BTW, neat pic of those "barrow-downs" -- I'd hate to be THERE in the fog! The hills that I was talking about near me are MUCH bigger, like 150-200 feet tall.
Okay yeah, that big one from your first post, the butte, THAT'S the kinda hills near Route 17. Always freaks me out. One after another after another in the dark, like practically right on top of you as you drive by.
Grondy edited to turn url into link.
At my alma mater, one of the dormitory communities was called "Middle Earth" and each dorm building, along with the central cafeteria building & the student center, was named after something in middle earth. Thus it was common among the freshmen (who were all assigned to dorm living) to hear people asking "where do you live?" and the reply was "Rivendell" or "Quenya" or "Hobbiton".
Middle Earth Housing at UC Irvine
The dorms don't look anything like middle earth, though!
However, there is a perfectly round door, hidden somewhere between two houses in the hills where I used to run with my high school cross country team. If ever a hobbit lived in the suburbs of Los Angeles, then it was there!
It is really an astounding buildings with many details and very high - and since it has been restored it is very white.