Kia Ora days five, six and seven: burrows and caves

Part two. I want everyone to remember I’m a sophisticated man of the world…

… but there’s something ridiculously smile-inducing to find you’re staying in a hobbit home for a couple of nights before then going to Hobbiton.

There’s not much to be said about Hobbiton apart from it’s a film set, laid out in wonderful rolling countryside and if anything is evocative of a glorious old England as middle earth around Hobbiton is meant to be then this is it. I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Each Hobbit home was set out for a specific trade, as you’ll gather below. Just click on a picture to be taken to the slide show

After this we strolled to the Green Dragon for beer. Here are a couple of pictures and videos.

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Inside the Green Dragon no 1

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No 2

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No 3

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The main entrance

And those videos

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About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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22 Responses to Kia Ora days five, six and seven: burrows and caves

  1. Amazing photography! What a ride πŸ™‚

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  2. Reblogged this on britestarlites3's Blog and commented:
    A truly picturesque treat for all Hobbit aficionados out there: check this out! πŸ™‚

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  3. avalinakreska says:

    Geoff, really enjoying following you on your travels… x

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  4. Dylan Hearn says:

    Now I’m very jealous! The Hobbit was the book that got me into reading, followed by the Lord of the Rings. When I was young I was one of the smallest in my class, so I could relate very closely to the Hobbit’s plight and I often dreamt of visiting The Shire and Hobbiton.

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  5. Norah says:

    Geoff, this looks amazing! I am not even a Hobbit fan and I am jealous. I’m sure you are making all the Hobbit fans very envious. I didn’t realise that you could stay in the little homes. They look very small. I would love to see inside to see the comfort levels. The Green Dragon also looks pretty awesome, though I was surprised by the choice of song in the last video.
    I am very impressed though at the technology you have added to this post. I’ll have some catching up to do! πŸ™‚

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    • TanGental says:

      Hey come on. This is the woman who’s moving her video library onto disc. Way ahead of me. And Soz if I misled. You can’t actually stay in hobbiton. I meant the night before in the burrow I posted in the last post.

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      • Norah says:

        I probably misread! That burrow looked pretty awesome too! I’d like a peek inside.
        I’m just using a machine to do that! Your video was pretty spectacular!

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  6. Sherri says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for these wonderful pics and videos…now I can say I’ve truly ‘been’ to Hobbiton and the Shire. I want to live here, is it expensive do you think? A few pennies? What an amazing time you are having Geoff…and like Norah, I’m soooooo jealous, haha πŸ˜€

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  7. Charli Mills says:

    This is so peaceful after the journey through the caves! An amazing set…so realistic of an imaginary place!

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    • TanGental says:

      I was pretty blown away. Often these things are Disney-esque, twee and unreal but this fitted right into the surroundings – it was like it had always been there, waiting to be discovered. Sort of like Manchu Pichu waiting for Hiram Bingham to wander into it.

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