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Curiosities

Yacht on Ice

This is the Mar Sem Fim. She sank in shallow water in 2012 and later became encased in ice and became the haunting subject of this beautiful picture. Now, like the ice, the Mar Sem Fim is gone: recovered for salvage in 2013.

Curiosities

Hobbiton Today

The Lord of the Rings practically made the word “Hobbit” a household name (well, more than before at least) and introduced millions of movie-goers to the little village of Hobbiton. Surrounded by lush greenery, this collection of hobbit-holes set a charming location for some of the movies and took advantage of New Zealand’s spectacular beauty. Hobbiton is still there… a little weathered, but still lovely. Now, instead of furry-footed Hobbits, the hills of the tiny town are traveled by sheep, Hobbiton’s only residents. Hobbiton is located on a farm in Matamata which offers tours of the place to visitors.