When a Hobbit Visits the Shire

A visit to Hobbiton movie set in Matamata, New Zealand is more than a mere outing for movie freaks. To some of us, it is a different world, a world we would rather live in, a world where small acts of kindness conquer the biggest evil in the world. It is the world of The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit. And LOTR fans take this kind of a thing very seriously. If you are a photographer, you not only relish every moment, you feel it your utmost duty and responsibility to the world to capture and share the sights and sounds of the place with other LOTR fans round the world…

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Hobbit Holes at the Shire
Hobbit Holes at the Shire
The landscape and hobbit holes, built into the undulating land
The fields all around. You could almost see Frodo Baggins walking there, carrying his burden.
The steps up to Bag End
Bilbo Baggins’ seat outside Bag End
Hobbit hole of Samwise Gamgee
Bag End
Entrance to Bag End
The small lanes and roads in the Shire
grassy fields and hills
Beautiful landscape with hobbit holes and their drying laundry πŸ™‚
Notice board for sales
The mill and the Brandywine Bridge
Brandywine river
Brandywine river
Brandywine river overlooking hobbit holes
Hobbit holes reflected in the river
Vegetable patches and hens
Vegetables patches
Another hobbit hole

β€œIt’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien,Β The Lord of the Rings

The Shire is everything an LOTR fan dreams it would be—minus the hobbits. But then those who go there practically are hobbits, even though they may not look like them.

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