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Gandalf the wizard outside the door to Bilbo Baggin's home in Hobbiton

Giant  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, is a  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  here.

Click  here  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 film).

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Rob's  Photography  New  Zealand