Where they filmed "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings"
What is most like Peter Jackson here - so it's an amazing beauty of nature and the absence of even a hint of civilization. Thus, the American film company has acquired a central piece of the farm and built there for the filming of the cult film "The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton city, which consists of plaster casts and decorations - forty-nor-houses. After filming decorations removed and for a while there were empty sockets, but with the creation of "The Hobbit" sets updated again and this time left them to the delight of tourists.
Local farm workers at the request of the American owners care for all living creatures inhabiting Hobbiton, and a unique garden. From a fairly large cafe near the road with a noticeable signboard that says "Hobbiton", several times a day shuttle bus. The town is conveniently located near the lake, and if you look around, it is nowhere near invisible civilization.
At the entrance to Hobbiton circle sheep, hills - the usual for New Zealand business.
Welcome to Hobbiton!
All those wishing to be issued a certain feed, which can feed the tame sheep. On they feel like the rug. There you can for the money to see how sheep are sheared or milk to feed small. It's boring part.
Outside, the cafe all the same: the hills and sheep, hills and sheep.
Photo on the wall seemed to hint: it will be interesting, that's because some of these holes look hobbits.
In fact, the view at a cafe called "Rest in the Shire" or "Shire rest" (Shire's Rest).
vociferous aunt-guide builds tourist bus soon enough, and everything will go deep into the farm, in the Shire.
In the New Zealand farm - fields, sheep and cows.
forward Bus flies in Hobbiton stop.
At the entrance we were met by many prohibiting signs. It is impossible to litter, to get into the hole, touch and take (steal) things. Electrified fence (for sheep, of course), a current sensitive enough hits.
Here it is, here it is-hole of my dreams. Most of the hobbit holes of pure water dummies inside or nothing at all is not present, or if the exact amount of space you need for a certain number of actors or members of the crew for a specific scene. Most of the doors a door.
Sadiq. Hobbits clearly were very poor. Him looked after farm workers. Around flying butterflies and smells of the forest.
There, in the distance, one can distinguish other hole on the top of the hill, under the spreading tree house stands Bilbo.
in the bushes waiting for food and are afraid of everything shorn sheep.
Surprisingly lovely home of the hobbits. We have long discussed the practicality of circular doors. A separate subject of debate was the pen-knocker on the door center - only because the decorative item.
If someone carefully read Tolkien's books, the paintings on display mailboxes profession host. About 30% of visitors to Hobbiton never read the books, and movies too, have not seen. There are such statistics.
Most of all I had in mind the number of parts around the holes: brooms, baskets, benches, jars, bottles, benches - very similar to the rural way of life, where everything in the house, all in the family.
Classical hobbit hole. Note the window dummies away. In them you can see the curtains and some dusty bottles.
It is about such details, I said, how many on the window, and, surprisingly, in the window, too, expanded.
More cans, bottles and figure window in the door. Every door, every hole, every hobbit house unique and clears the displayed character of its residents. Plenty frolic decorators.
In the distance beyond the lake - town center and a mill. There entrance banned tourists: more like a plan to shoot something there. The bridge was designed and built the military, it is somehow a special source of pride.
Lake View, which reflects the clouds.
to Hobbiton across the lake view. This is likely to be in the new movie, remember this angle.
to visit timing was not the best, because at some point had to take pictures against the sun. I naschelkat triplets, then collected: drowned light, pulled the shade. What happened, it happened. Yes, it is that for some reason is called HDR.
The same hill near.
Fisherman's village, here during the filming were fishing rods, went smoke from the chimneys, dried fish and linen. This is one of the busiest streets enough Hobbiton.
In calm weather surface of the lake surface is converted into a mirror, I'm sure Peter Jackson nasnimal early morning beauty.
The outskirts of the city, on the slopes of grazing sheep here on the book by the actors walked for four days. In fact, it is only five minutes from the physical city center. editing magic.
Once again amazed by the decorators.
One of the types of home Bilbo Baggins (under the tree). In this hole the door opens, and inside the space as much as you need to accommodate four people. A tree completely artificial and worth over a million dollars: in the book it is written that Bilbo lived under a tree, and on the top of the hill nothing grew.
We continue to view details next to the burrows.
It is a wood warehouse next to the forge. Nothing much near the ax did not notice?
Yes, this is the most ring. It was brought in Hobbiton fans from England.
They said that when approaching the New Zealand ring becomes severe.
It was happy elderly couple photographed in the cinema circuit.
Gardeners do their job well: the house is not overgrown, flowers are blooming, butterflies fly.
Glass windows misaligned boxes painted on the corners of the - if not the customized guide, there may be a long time to hang, looking at the work of artists and designers.
The house with the yellow door. In one of these holes is technical room, is responsible for the lighting, the smoke from the chimneys, and more, which is intended to revitalize set.
As promised - in the frame butterfly.
Burgundy door with a neatly stacked in the tub drovenyami and growing underfoot sunflowers. Very cute.
A huge tree under which the hobbits were playing in the first parts of "The Lord of the Rings."
Travel Advisory. Lichens, if you remember from school biology course, grow very slowly. Moss and other signs of aging on the wooden part of the scenery, as I understand it, the separate task of their creators. It looks great.
The most important, most popular, most famous house Hobbiton. It is home to Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf zahazhival here.
Very similar to the picture on the wall in a cafe, did not deceive the organizers of entertainment.