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My New Zealand Photo Adventure With Trey Ratcliff

Lord of the Rings Tour - Glenorchy, New Zealand


"I got to dress up in funny clothes and run around New Zealand with a bow and arrow for 18 months, how bad could that be?"
Orlando Bloom

Lord-6The entirety of "Lord of the Rings" trilogy was filmed over an 18 month period in New Zealand.  A lot of the filming was done near a very small town called Glenarchy on the south island of New Zealand.  There is a lot of farm land and not a lot of people in this area.

Lord-4Part of the reason this area was chosen for these movies was the mountain range you can see in some of these photos known as "The Remarkables".  It was easy foe me to understand why Peter Jackson picked this country to portray "Middle Earth".  The water truly is as aqua blue as it looks in my photos from the glacial feed.

Lord-9We stopped in the VERY green and dense forest for our morning tea and biscuits.  A little black bird joined us.  I think he's used to this ritual ;)  As you can see almost everything is heavily coated with moss.





We got to see a lot of beautiful farm land.  I've never seen this many sheep in one place!Lord-12

The very small town of Glenarchy is very picturesque and home to only ~400 peopleLord-15




The purple flower seen below is oregano.  I had no idea it was this color.Lord-24






 I will definitely be watching the third part of this movie very soon.  I saw the first two and loved them, but never got around to watching the third one.  I'm not sure why I never did go see the final movie...I told myself it was too long, but in truth I think I was worried that the character Gollum met a bad end :/

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