Auckland, North Island

Auckland New Zealand

A short time ago, Jayne and I went on a trip of a lifetime to New Zealand! I am a fan of “Lord Of The Rings” so I wanted to visit as many of the filming locations that I could. It has been a while since my last blog entry, so what better way to […]

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Hobbiton, Matamata, New Zealand

Hobbiton

Welcome to the Shire ! The Hobbiton Movie Set  was a significant location used for “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy and “The Hobbit” film series. It is situated on a family run farm near Matamata , in Waikato , New Zealand. It is now a Tolkien tourism destination, offering a guided tour  of the set. I […]

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Rifugio Auronzo

Dolomites Tribute

I recently added a Dolomites tribute gallery to the photography section of my website. In this gallery, I celebrate the trip Jayne and I took to this wondrously scenic area of northern Italy last year. I try to convey my sense of awe and at times insignificance when surrounded by the towering grandeur of the […]

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Bolzano

Bolzano was the final location Jayne and I visited. It is the capitol of the province of South Tyrol. This is the Assumption of Our Lady Cathedral from 1420. These are the buildings that line the Via Bottai. It is¬†characterised by its original signs in wrought iron of the numerous artisans’ cellars. These are from […]

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Val Gardena

This was another day with our private guide, Paolo Gelmo, of Oiden Tour. Our mission was to traverse several of the passes through the Val Gardena area of the Dolomites. The first stop was Carezza Lake. On our way to Pordoi Pass, we spotted another hanglider cruising over the peaks! The next stop was Pordoi […]

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