They’re coming

Even though we couldn’t see them everyone could feel evil galloping down the lane, something so black that death and decay seemed to ooze from the ground

Escaping the Shire
Reality: Where is the white rabbit

City of the Immortal

The immortals in their elvish ways took great pains to make it seem like their city grew from the earth

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Reality: Hiking trail in China’s Yellow Mountains

Forgotten Kingdom

Behold the Dwarf Kingdom of Balin

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Reality:Khao Luang Caves, Phetchaburi, Thailand

Through the Roof Underground

The Dwarves masters of stone created a hall so big that not even Gandalf’s light could penetrate the darkness

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Reality: The Japanese Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel

Danger

You fear to pass through the mines of Moria.. the Dwarves dug too far.. you know what they awoke in the deep? There are fouler things in this world than orcs.. ancient beasts from the abyss, we make for the bridge of Khazad-dûm…….run to the other side of the gorge! your swords are of no use here! Light of Ariel, Flame of Urdhu! You shall not pass! You shall not pass! go back to the abyss from where you came. Fly you fools! fly!

Balrog in Utah

Reality: The Subway, Zion National Park, Utah

Transformation

When at last I smote the Balrog upon the mountain top, I left this world, and passed through fire, water, time, each moment an age of man…… when i awoke i was no longer Gandalf the grey, but Gandalf the Flare Bearer

LOTR magic clash

Reality: A sulfur miner stands inside the crater of the Kawah Ijen volcano looking towards a flow of liquid sulfur which has caught fire and burns with an eerie blue flame.

The Trees

Before our eyes a forest swaying in the wind turned into living moving beings, the herders of trees

Ent in Oz

Reality: Peter Dombrovskis’ “Myrtle Tree in Rainforest at Mount Anne” Southwest Tasmania 1984

Mount Doom

Smoke rises from the mountain of doom, the hour grows late, and Gandalf the Grey rides to Isengard, to seek my counsel, for that is why you have come, is it not, Mithrandir?

LOTR Mount Doom

Reality: Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano on November 30, 2010


What is this?

For cracked.com lately I’ve been doing image article research and I occasionally come across some amazing photos. Earlier I did Science Fiction as told through Old Timey War Photos. This time I’ve found enough so that instead of Sci/Fi this is LOTR.

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