BabyBat and I went there a little over a year ago, but at the time we had to sign NDAs that prohibited us from posting the images online. That NDA has since been lifted. So here we are!
|Bag End's famous door|
New Zealand, in general, is one of the world's Great Awesome Places and its vistas are truly middle-earthian. The South Island has some of the most dramatic scenery known to man - and I don't say this lightly, as I've resided on four different continents and traveled to over two dozen countries.
No picture can truly do such places justice - especially when taken by a novice like me - so I'll stick to posting about the North Island for now.
Here are some more pics I took while touring the ancient hobbit grounds... click to enlarge.
This is Mt Taranaki - a volcano that rises from sea level to a snowcap on the North Island of New Zealand. I didn't take this picture - I couldn't take one this good while I was there because I didn't get lucky enough to have a clear sky which only happens like one day each week.
|photo credit: Light Knight via photopin cc|
Incidentally - I did see the new Hobbit movie this last weekend, and it is of course stupendously awesome. If you're into that sort of thing. Very relaxed flow and very immersive - not a drop dead sprint like most movies these days. And yet it kept moving and didn't leave me bored at all. Peter Jackson is simply brilliant.