Image No. Hobbit-1
Gandalf the wizard outside the door to Bilbo Baggin's home in Hobbiton
9.4 metre tall sculpture of Gandalf the wizard at the Embassy Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand.
Wellington is also referred to as "the middle of middle-earth".
Image captured on 27 November 2012, the day before the world premiere of the
film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". Sir Ian McKellen
plays the part of Gandalf the wizard. This image was captured using the Sony
A55 digital camera and the Sony 18mm - 250mm lens.
In the free online encyclopedia
"Wikipedia", it mentions the following about the
fantasy novel "The Hobbit"
by J.R.R. Tolkien:
"The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, better known by its
abbreviated title The Hobbit,
fantasy novel and
children's book by
J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on 21 September 1937 to wide critical
acclaim, being nominated for the
Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the
New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction. The book remains
popular and is recognized as a classic in children's literature."
To see a sample of what New Zealand's press had to say about the world
premiere of the new Hobbit movie, click
to see images of Gandalf, Bilbo, and the 13
dwarves in the film
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
(as seen at the top of the Embassy Theatre,
Wellington, on 27 November 2012, the day before the world premiere of the
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