Tuesday, November 12, 2013

MEC Day Twelve: Waterfalls and Elves

Gandalf: The Valley of Imladris.  In the Common Tongue, it's known by another name.
Bilbo: Rivendell
Gandalf: Here lies the Last Homely House east of the Sea.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey



DAY TWELVE ~ FAVORITE LOCATION


Ooooh, let me see....  I love Gondor- it is so majestic; Rohan is fantastic because it is the land of the Horse Lords (I LOVE horses).  Lothlorien is gorgeous and I've always wanted to live in trees, the Lonely Mountain and the Mines of Moria are astounding in their sheer grandeur, Hobbiton is fun and cheerful... but I think my top favorite location in Middle Earth is Rivendell, also known as Imladris.


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It is the home of Lord Elrond and his family, including his daughter Arwen, sons Elladan and Elrohir, elven warrior Glorfindel and Councilor Erestor.  Aragorn was raised there and it had a special place in his heart. 

It has an 'old' feel- as though it is full of history, but it also has an uplifting atmosphere- when you enter the Valley your cares seem less and your heart lighter.  And it has waterfalls!!!

Of all the places in Middle Earth, it would be my first choice of place to live.



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Miss Melody Muffin

5 comments:

  1. Who's bright idea was it to make you pick only ONE favorite??! Oh... wait... oh, well.

    YEEEESSSS! Elves and waterfalls! This is totally epic!! And yes, I'm beginning to think I really over use that word.

    And I absobloominglutely love that picture.

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  2. Oh yes! And it's so beautiful! Great pick:)

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  3. My favorite location would have to be...Edoras. It has a wild, majestic beauty about it that I love. I would have loved it if they had left it standing so that I could have visited there.
    This is one of my favorite Edoras pictures.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/74942781271586091/
    Meduseld, in all its majestic beauty.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/72902087687548067/
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/493073859174114430/
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/180566266279539871/
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/74942781271586080/
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/77194581083528715/
    And the beautiful place where it once stood.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/90494273732392059/
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/75998312432015262/
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/41728734017453472/
    And some random photos. This is a sad but sweet scene.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/195273333813861953/
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/511510470148896935/
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/401805597975149984/
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/480900066430572886/
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/480900066430572886/
    Love this pic. Except all you can see of Gimli is his axe.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/13862711323820251/
    And we can't forget it's majestic horses. Shadowfax, Arod, Hasufel, Firefoot, Snowmane, Windfola and in the movies Brego. But you will hear more about them in a few days.
    ButterflyBailey



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  4. It's pretty evenly split, for me, between the Shire, Rivendell and Lothlórien. The Shire is reminiscent of an old-English village--comfortable homes, green fields, jolly, friendly folk, and lots of green growing things. *Sigh* Definitely my kind of place to live.
    Rivendell, now--I love the design of the buildings...and yes, the River and the waterfalls are quite majestic.
    As for Lothlórien, I love the sheer sense of awe one gets, looking up those ENORMOUS mallorn-trees! And again, the buildings and things are amazing--actually, Elven architecture is gorgeous wherever in Middle-earth you go. :-)

    God bless,
    ~"Tom Wild Rose"~

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  5. Kiri,
    Hmmm, *looks around for originator of that idea* I have no idea. :D

    Epic? Can one overuse it? :)

    Anna,
    Thanks!

    Butterfly,
    Edoras is pretty magnificent.

    Tom,
    Those are all great places. And I agree- elven architecture period is so pretty!

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