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[travel|photos] New Zealand travelog recap - Hobbiton - Lakeshore
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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-09-11 07:42
Subject: [travel|photos] New Zealand travelog recap - Hobbiton
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Tags:child, friends, movies, nature, new zealand, photos, radiantlisa, travel
On August 12th, we drove from Rotorua to Hamilton. Along the way we stopped at Matamata, NZ to visit Hobbiton.

On rebuilding the old Lord of the Rings sets for shooting The Hobbit, New Line Cinema had them created in durable materials, and they remain behind fully dressed for the tours. It was a fascinating walk through the movie.

So we got a tour…

First, the visitor's center in Matamata.

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Then the visitor's center at the site. We drove there, and took a bus onward.

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Hobbiton

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Bag End

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Sam's house

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The Green Dragon

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Miscellaneous Photos

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Panoramas

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Our route of travel that day. And the overall maps of the trip.

Next, caves!

And as usual, more at the Flickr set.




Photos © 2013, Joseph E. Lake, Jr., B. Lake, and Lisa Costello.

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GirasoleAzzurra/The LadyHawk: Sunflower Elvish
User: girasole
Date: 2013-09-11 15:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Sunflower Elvish
These just thrill me. I am so happy to see them. I am so happy you were there.
I would like to download the picture of Samwise's house with the sunflower in the window for my screensaver. May I have permission to do that? And how do I do it?
Thank you.
Girasole means sunflower in Italian
Tolkien fan since 1966.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-09-11 20:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Absolutely. Feel free!

Click on this URL:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaylake/9530260997/

There's a icon with three dots on the lower right. Click on that and it will show you many options for picture size. You should be able to right-click on one of those for download.
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shelly_rae
User: shelly_rae
Date: 2013-09-11 16:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wow. That's so awesome.
They farm tourists? Does it hurt?
Anon
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