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'So this is Where Middle Earth is...' New Zealand, Great Alpine Road, Castle Hill | by WanderingtheWorld (www.ChrisFord.com)
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'So this is Where Middle Earth is...' New Zealand, Great Alpine Road, Castle Hill

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Below is an excerpt from my travel blog. Cheers.

 

This was taken at Castle Rock which is on The Great Alpine Road. This scenic drive reminded me of some of the scenes in Peter Jackson's production of The Lord of the Rings. Castle Rock is a grouping of huge round rocks that resemble a castle or fortress at the top of a hill. When I hiked to the top of the hill I ran around trying to capture these rocks in one shot. I found this interesting looking tree framed by the rocks with the landscape in the background to best explain this dry and interesting area. This tree looks a bit thirsty doesn't it?

 

Check out my hdr/travel blog at www.LostManProject.com. I'm currently on a 5 month trip around the world. As you can see I'm currently in New Zealand. Cheers from the land of Kiwis.

 

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Taken on May 6, 2010