The Rings of Power: the cult places of the event series

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Follow in the footsteps of Galadriel, Elrond, and all the other fantastic characters in this ambitious heroic fantasy tale, in a land that fans have long called Middle Earth.
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Follow the traces of the birth of the rings of power through Middle-earth

Narrating the stories of the Second Age, 7,000 years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, The Rings of Power is an adaptation of the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien. An event series produced by Amazon Prime Video, whose first season was entirely shot in New Zealand, like the feature films of Peter Jackson’s two trilogies.

Thus, the production wandered through places that Bilbo and his comrades had already visited, in the Auckland region or in places that were sometimes further away. The Rings of Power, the most expensive series ever made, whose season 2 shooting was entirely relocated to Great Britain.

Denize Bluffs – Pievelus Country

Ancestors of the Hobbits, the Harfoots are part of the inhabitants of Middle-Earth while it has just known a terrible battle against Morgoth and Sauron. While Sauron regains strength in the shadows, this peaceful and benevolent people of gatherers evolve in the shadow of men in a land located in Denize Bluffs, New Zealand. Composed of dramatic limestone cliffs, primeval native forest and lush green plains, Denize Bluffs is one of New Zealand’s best known natural treasures. It is here that Peter Jackson has located the Trollshaws forest, Radagast’s house or the cave containing the troll treasure.

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Mount Kidd – Snowy Mountains

Convinced that Sauron is not dead and that he is hiding somewhere waiting for his time, Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) undertakes an expedition to distant lands with some elves in order to flush him out. The company transits through snow-covered peaks actually located at Mount Kidd in the South Island. Not to be confused with the mountain of the same name in Canada, Mount Kidd is one of the peaks of the South Island. Very little visited, because of its difficult inaccessibility and its important snow cover, it benefited from an unprecedented visibility because of its appearance in the first episode of the series The Rings of Power.

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Quill Lake – Ostirith Watchtower

The elf Arondir (Ismael Cruz Córdova) learns that he must leave his post at the Ostirith watchtower after 79 years of loyal service. It is then that another news, much more worrying, arrives to him. Entirely crafted in CGI, the Ostirith Watchtower takes place on the rugged shores of Lake Quill in New Zealand. Named after William Quill, the first explorer to climb Sutherland Falls, this high lake is now accessible from McKinnon Pass on the Milford Trail. Often visited during helicopter flights, it also welcomes hikers. The latter had to walk for several days to hope to reach the shores of the lake.

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Earnslaw Burn – Khazad-dûm

Elrond (Robert Aramayo) travels to Khazad-dûm, the kingdom of the dwarf people, to ask Durin (Owain Arthur) for help in building a new forge. As soon as he arrives, the elf is confronted with the hostility of the mountain’s occupants. The kingdom of Durin having taken place at Earnslaw Burn, near Queenstown. Located just over an hour’s drive from Queenstown, Earnslaw Burn is a hiker’s paradise in New Zealand. Consisting of dense forests and monumental boulders, Earnslaw Burn is especially popular for its circus. A unique place, where the snow from the peaks gives birth to multiple waterfalls whose course ends in the valley at the end of the winter.

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By Gilles Rolland

Monday, October 24, 2022

Passionné de cinéma, de rock and roll, de séries TV et de littérature. Rédacteur de presse et auteur des livres Le Heavy Metal au cinéma, Paroles de fans Guns N' Roses, Paroles de fans Rammstein et Welcome to my Jungle : 100 albums rock et autres anecdotes dépareillées. Adore également voyager à la recherche des lieux les plus emblématiques de la pop culture.

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