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Across Middle Earth with van and camera

One of the many guidebooks that led us (GPS in hand) across thousands of kilometres of North and South Islands was Ian Brodie's Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook. Here are just a few of the places we ended up visiting on our own epic quest...

Various stretches of the Anduin
Bungy jump the Anduin!

The site of the Argonath - and the view from the precipitous bluffs of my current icon

White water on the Anduin

The Site Of The Death Of Boromir

The woods which marypcb saved from burning down!


marypcb emulates Faramir

Where are the oliphaunts?

The Great East Road

Winding through the pine woods...


The volcanic heights of Mordor

Mount Doom

Mount Doom looms over the horizon


The wild plains of Rohan, sans wargs but plus sheep

The Pelennor Fields

The high mountain plains live on after the clash between good and evil

The Misty Mountains

The white slopes of Caradhas rise up

Weta (non-Digital)

A pair of rather cute cave weta pose for the camera

The Chocolate Fish Cafe

The favourite Wellington eating place of the cast has its own truck

Elrond's SUV

An enterprising tour company with a raft of appropriate plates on its Landies


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Dec. 22nd, 2004 08:31 pm (UTC)
and that was about the *only* day that the Misty Mountains *weren't* shrouded in mist!
Dec. 23rd, 2004 09:32 am (UTC)
LOVE the icon. Ahoy there, me shivering matey heave-ho etc (I don't usually quote Blackadder, but it felt apt).
Dec. 23rd, 2004 10:28 am (UTC)
did you recognise the boat? as noted here it was taken on my previous trip by the Captain on the Earnslaw when he let me steer ;-)
Dec. 23rd, 2004 10:39 am (UTC)
I only met you for the first time in July, so no! It reminded me of the artwork for your wedding invitation, actually.

When I was last in New Zealand I was 11, so was admittedly more interested in jet boats than steam ships. Now, of course, I'd do both!
Dec. 23rd, 2004 09:00 am (UTC)
Some wonderful shots there, Simon. Can I link to it? (A well-done post makes me polite;)
Dec. 23rd, 2004 10:17 am (UTC)
Of course

(Only 1345 more pictures to post...)
Dec. 23rd, 2004 10:31 am (UTC)
Only 1345? Wow!

And "wow!" for the pictures you have posted, too.
Dec. 23rd, 2004 10:32 am (UTC)
Of course that's not counting marypcb's...
Dec. 23rd, 2004 10:32 am (UTC)
yeah - *my* camera stopped working along the way ;-( Between Blenehim and Abel Tasman, it went on holiday...
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