Why J.R.R Tolkien Got It Wrong

Though in my heart of hearts, I know New Zealand was not the true inspiration for the Lord of the Rings series, I cannot get it through my brain that this gorgeous country of rolling hills, snow-topped mountains and ginger beer was not in mind when Middle Earth was dreamed up. For some reason it really bothers me that the series was created with Europe as a backdrop instead of the Land of the Long White Cloud. You see, it doesn’t bother me because of some belief that the movies weren’t accurate enough or whatever but rather because NZ is so obviously better matched for the story it angers me that Tolkien didn’t see it that way.

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Photo Creds to Lindsay Clark of Nomadder Where

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