Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Hobbiton 2

I had a great response to my Hobbiton post and thought I should do the follow up.

Our guide was amazing! He was knowledgeable and extremely funny. He told us some incredible stories of how fanatical some tourists who come to Hobbiton are.

One man had bought an $800 Hobbiton gold ring and chartered a plane over Mt Doom and threw in the ring to destroy it as was talked about in the movie.

Another couple of tourists had learnt elvish and one of the couple would interpret what the guide said and translate it in to elvish for his friend.

There were many stories and wonderful information we were told about the owners of the property, upkeep of the grounds, filming details and the significance of parts of the set. A must visit for any Lord of the Rings fans.

Here are the remaining photos!



Lea said...

Love the photos! It looks so nice there. Hard to believe people can be so fanatical! Although in saying that I worked with quite a few fanatical Star Trek people in South Africa who could speak fluent Klingon and everything.

Valerie said...

It looks peaceful there. I see one of the doors was open... could you actually go inside?

blackhuff said...

Thanks again for sharing the next batch of photos with us. Those stories you hears sound so interesting and funny :)
I think I would have loved hearing them and seeing this Hobbiton.

Hayley said...

Oh I am so jealous! When we were in Auckland, I was desperate to head down south...just to go here!

Loved these pics!

Don't unplug your hub. said...

I like those little Hobbit houses. Think I'd like to build one. Oh no! I feel another project coming on.

Kay G. said...

Thank you so much for showing these photos! How wonderful that you got to see this. I would guess that the inside part of these dwellings were actually filmed in the studio. Is that correct?
We loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the scenery was beautiful (just like your photos.)

Becky said...
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Becky said...

Such a wonderful adventure to share with your family.

Paul Forster said...

Hi Kay
There is nothing inside the houses. You're right all the inside scenes were done in the studio.