When planning our trip to New Zealand one thing was set in stone - Hobbiton™ visit. I don't consider myself a "the Hobbit" or "Lord of the Rings" fan, but I do enjoy re-watching both trilogies. I just like the combination of a fairytale feeling and a picturesque set.
While working on the movies Peter Jackson transformed New Zealand into a huge filming stage, so no wonder that traveling around the country very often I thought "Hmm, this looks familiar" - in this part of the World Middle Earth is always nearby.
But after the movies were shot and actors went back home all the sets were removed due to copyright reasons. Only one remained and opened it's doors to the public in 2002 - the Hobbiton™ Movie Set. And more than that - you'll be lucky to see it in the same fantastic detail seen in the movies.
I'm not going to convince you whether you should visit the set or not - it's up to you to decide. But let me share with you 8 things you need to know before planning your trip to Hobbiton™ Movie Set which may help you make up your mind.
Пишу этот пост, сидя в тени деревьев во дворике студенческой столовой Хайдельберга. На улице солнце, плюс 25. Дворик забит студентами, стоит очередь в столовую - обеденный перерыв. Я - наблюдатель. Моё студенческое время закончилось уже почти 10 лет назад.