Thursday, August 14, 2014
Hobbits did not have washing machines and clothes dryers so you will see clothes lines all over The Shire. Some had a clothes line across the windows or on top of their hobbit dwelling. The top picture shows the clothes hanging on the grassy roof not too far from the chimney. As a small child, my mother washed and hung out the clothes to dry. My grandmother had an old washing machine that you had to place the clothes through a roller to squeeze out the water. At age 4, my hand got stuck in that roller and I still have a scare on my left hand where the roller ripped off the skin. She dried the clothes by hanging them out on a line in the sun. It is rare to see that now days.
Friday, April 11, 2014
When we toured The Hobbiton movie location, I noticed several birdhouses made with various materials that made them unique. These are pictures I took of the birdhouses located throughout The Shire. I wanted to show some different images that most people would not find On Line and show the thoroughness of detail that went into constructing and building The Shire. Probably, only die-hard fans of the LOTR and TH will find this interesting but the scenery was gorgeous and I was in awe of the entire countryside.
This birdhouse is located in the garden with a straw roof.
After we toured The Hobbiton movie location, I reviewed the film scenes of The Shire and noticed that at Bag End, Bilbo Baggins had a very rustic birdhouse in front of the window. I took a lot of pictures of Bag End and the birdhouse is no longer there. Instead, on the left side of Bag End is a smaller round birdhouse that was not in the movie.
The Hobbit screen cap with Rustic Birdhouse behind Bilbo (my edit).
Front view of Bag End at the Hobbiton Movie Location on Alexander Farm outside of Matamata. A birdhouse is located on the left side which has a different design. This is a movie trivial point but why did they remove the birdhouse?