Posts Tagged With: Hobbiton

Thursday Doors : Matamata…

A couple of weeks back I showed you the charming doors in the Hobbiton village.

The village was built on a farm a short way out of the town of Matamata. This was a small, quiet country town till Peter Jackson decided it was the ideal destination for the making of the “Lord of the rings”. It has now built a whole tourist industry around Hobbiton and Matamata has become a major tourist destination. The first stop is the Information centre, in town, to buy tickets to visit Hobbiton and be immersed in all things from the Middle Earth kingdom.

The information centre is built to look like an oversized Hobbiton house, it is quite charming, and it has interesting doors.

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Even the service doors around the back have character.

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Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time)

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Thursday Doors : Hobbiton…

Come with me to the magical world of  those tiny mythical people, the Hobbits.  Click here and experience the wonder when I was transported into the rolling hills, deep in the central cow country of New Zealand that had been transformed into the Middle Earth village of Hobbiton.

But in this post I am just going to show you some of the doors I photographed that day.

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The attention to detail created the feeling that any moment Frodo Baggins and Sam Gamgee would walk out of one of the doors.

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Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time),

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Lingering Look at Windows : Hobbiton

I have missed being part of Dawn’s window challenge for 4 weeks as I have travelled around New Zealand. But I have collected lots of window photos.

So here is the first collection…

These are from the delightful village of Hobbiton in the mythical world of Middle Earth. We spent an entrancing 3 hours exploring this village. (you can see the story of our visit here) and of course I had to take photo after photo…

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To look through more windows from around the world visit Dawn’s site

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