Trash The Lens

Journeys and photos

Old Sandyman's Mill in Hobbiton

Here's another gripe I have with Hobbiton: they have all those LOTR-themed souvenirs and tidbits on sale, but they lack any descent postcards. The ones they sell are of rather inferior quality compared to what you can get anywhere else in New Zealand. While I get the ideas behind the photographs on them, the print quality is just poor. It's a shame, because the place is really picturesque and deserves much better. Also, they seem to have a monopoly on cards with Hobbiton on them. Maybe it's due to copyright reasons, I don't know.

On the other hand I should cut them some slack, because after all they had been just an ordinary family running a farm and suddenly they were faced with the challenges of running what is essentially a theme park.

Sandyman's Mill in Hobbiton

Also, please cut those bloody rushes obstructing the view! (2014-03-07 Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata, New Zealand)