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#5 in Patea series: Aptly named Egmont St., Patea.

The mountain with two names, Mt Taranaki/Mt Egmont 60 km in the distance, which starred as Mt. Doom in the Lord of the Rings, and Mt. Fuji in The Last Samurai.

Patea is the forgotten town, half-way between provincial cities on State Highway 3, in a beautiful part of the country where Old Zealand can still be found. In New Plymouth, we got "Have you got family there? There's no other reason to go there, eh?" followed by an embarrased silence.

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  • Copyright: Stephen Blackheath (blackh) (11)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-12-05
  • Exposure: f/4.8
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2005-09-04 5:51
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