Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Home of Middle Earth

Fantasy adventures, be it in form of books or movies, do not interest me much. I did watch Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy though, but for the special effects and hype. After my visit to New Zealand, I wanted to watch them again, not because I have a newfound love for fantasies but just to be awed once more by the spellbinding, surreal sceneries. For me, it's not easy to describe the natural beauty that is New Zealand, so I thought I should begin my journey with a selection of photos taken as I made my way across this magical land; the home of Middle Earth.

NZ 647

Lake Matheson, Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier

Milford Sound

Wai-O-Tapu, Rotorua

Waimangu, Rotorua


Camemberu said...

WOW!!! Those are some AMAZING photos! Surreal indeed!

And for the first time, I'm first to comment! hehehe

choi yen said...

One of my dream country, hope got chance visit there :)

J said...

Rotoroa is SMELLY! lol.
But wow, wonderful shots! :)

Jim House said...

Ohh, yes, I thought that this unbelievably beautiful nature was not real, I mean that the scenes where changed by computer programmes, and now I see that there are really such beautiful places on Earth...I would be happy to go there!

Anonymous said...

Breathtaking shots!


UnkaLeong said...

Milford Sound! Did you do the trek?

Kenny Mah said...


I mean, I knew NZ was beautiful but this beautiful? Whoa...

HairyBerry said...

camemberu, haha, thanks so much! glad you like the honoured to you as the first commentor! :)

choi yen, i hope you'll get there soon. :D start searching for air ticket offers! :D

j, haha, hydrogen sulfide does stink a bit....and glad you like the pics! ;D

jim, glad you like the pics. ;D

harry, hope i've inspired you to visit nz! glad you like the pics. ;D

unkaleong, nope, i didn't do the trek cos there wasn't enough time. hope i'll be able to do that next time round. heard it's amazing!

kenny, whoa, my reaction was exactly like yours. i always knew nz was picturesque, but really have to see it in real life. bro, go there one day! :D

Jasmine said...

really blown away by the gorgeousness of the photos... well done!

HairyBerry said...

thanks Jasmine! Glad you like the pics! :D