In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a Hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. ~ JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit
It’s been a year this week since I went to New Zealand and I’ve been going back through some of the photos I took during the trip recently. I found this one today from Hobbiton which I’d always liked but had never really done much with.
It’s of Bag End, the set of the Hobbit-hole home of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films.
Hobbiton is an incredible location and Bag End is definitely one of the highlights. It really is as beautiful as it looks in the films; even more so actually as you can see all of the details that just pass too quickly on screen to take in.
If you ever get the chance to go I’d highly recommend it. It was a wonderful afternoon.
Photo © CJ Levinson 2015
7 thoughts on “Beautiful Bag End”
Thank you! It’s a very cool place. 🙂
I never watched the Hobbit/Lord Of The Rings films but my hubby was a huge fan!
I’m sure he would have loved it then. There’s even a real tavern at the end. 🙂 There were actually quite a few people there who didn’t know the films that well, it’s just a beautiful place to walk around. There’s nowhere quite like it.
It does look amazing… one day… I have a good friend who.lives in NZ!
Great photo! I love the ‘Lord of The Rings’ series and would love to visit Hobbiton.
Thank you! I hope you get the chance one day, it’s amazing. Like walking into a fairy tale.