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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:06 pm 
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[This might be better in Shibboleth, but since the link with JRRT is rather unsubstantiated, I'll leave it to your better judgement, V]

Magical Mystical Mossy-Green Muse for Middle-earth, Puzzlewood

Wonderful woodland phoography, anyway!

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Hey, thanks for noticing, SV (do I sound like Eeyore? ) I thought I must have been wearing the Ring when I posted this... ;)

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Oooh, very lovely! :love: Thanks for posting, Elen!

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I could swear I posted in response to this when you first posted it, Elen! :scratch:

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I missed this post—I'm so glad it was bumped again! I have never heard of Puzzlewood, but just about every image could be straight from one part or another of the book. Beautiful! :love:

There are some woods like that in Oregon as well, but none that are so intensely and directly "straight from Tolkien."

Thank you, Elen!

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Very strange, V...would like to know what you thought you'd written!

Glad folks are enjoying the pictures and quotes. :)

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Elentári wrote:
Very strange, V...would like to know what you thought you'd written!


Me too. ;) Beautiful pictures, though I don't know how much the places they depicted actually influenced Tolkien.

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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
Beautiful pictures, though I don't know how much the places they depicted actually influenced Tolkien.


Quite.

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Yeah. My understanding is that Tolkien's forests (Mirkwood in particular) were influenced more by the primeval forests of the German plain than any woods in England (Poland still retains some of this virgin wood). His enjoyment of William Morris' stories in that setting (particularly, House of the Wolfings) is well-documented. I see a little Old Forest in these, though, and that may or may not have been intentional. No documentary evidence to support it, though...

But these pictures (and the landscapes in Game of Thrones) do remind me that I still wish the LOTR and Hobbit films were shot in Europe. New Zealand just doesn't feel much like Europe, and that still bothers me.


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