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I have to admit to being a little sceptical when I set off to visit Hobbiton, near Matamata, in the Waikato District, with a group of English language students. Their enthusiasm was infectious & when I reached the movie set of Hobbiton, I was pleasantly surprised. Far from being 'tacky' the set for both the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' is well-made & colourful. After being left with just a few basic 'holes' after the 'Lord of the Rings', Hobbiton was refurbished for 'The Hobbit', and one of the conditions of the land-owner was that this time the 'hobbit-holes' should remain - a wise decision - and they have become a major tourist attractions for 'Lord of the Rings' & 'Hobbit' fans.

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  • Copyright: Neil Rawlins (Antipodean) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 149 W: 0 N: 265] (1565)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-03-16
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/16, 1/30 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-03-21 21:02
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