Rob (@wandering_through_art) — What if...you found the actual location of some of our most famous art....and just went there.....
The Misty Mountains. It may have been only a trick of the wind in the cracks and gullies of the rocky wall, but the sounds were those of shrill cries, and wild howls of laughter. Stones began to fall from the mountain-side, whistling over their heads, or crashing on the path bedside them. #lordoftherings#lauterbrunnen#switzerland🇨🇭
Create a travel journal with a Malden Filofax. This is easy to do and good fun. Take a new Malden and remove the shine with a non scratch washing up sponge. Then gently rub it with a chisel stone to add age, (NEVER USE SANDPAPER!!). Then feed the leather with clear polish. I added some wax paper plus the leather from an old Filofax to protect the paper. Indiana Jones would be proud! Last shot uses a purple Malden but black polish was used instead of clear for a nice Hogwarts look. you can then add touches with a google image search of old things and print onto cream paper. #filofax#filofaxmalden
Change of Location. The Haywain. Taking pride of place in the English Landscape section of The National overlooking Trafalgar Square is The Haywain. Most people have no idea it’s a real place (Dedham Suffolk) and would be even more astonished to discover it has barely changed in hundreds of years. #suffolk#england
The actual Pass of Caradhras. The company now gathered as close to the cliff as they could. It faced southwards, (it does indeed!) and near the bottom it leaned out a little, so that they hoped it would give them shelter from the northerly wind and from the falling stones. #lauterbrunnen#lordoftherings#switzerland🇨🇭
The Eiger consumes a rainstorm. Without question this must be the source of the magic in the Lord of the Rings that speaks of the weather being controlled. On a sunny afternoon picnic in the Blumental flower meadows a rainstorm moved over the peaks from west to east. When it got to the Eiger it slowly lowered in altitude until it’s clouds just touched the tip of the mountain. From there it was doomed. The Eiger pulled it down its infamous North Face. It was like watching syrup slowly slide down the side of a glass storage jar. #lauterbrunnen#lordoftherings#switzerland🇨🇭
The Redhorn. Ever wonder why Tolkien named Caradhras as the Redhorn? A visit to Lauterbrunnen and Mürren lifts a veil on the secrets of Middle Earth. How can this cold black mountain get such a name? The answer is a combination of geography, geology, physics and camping. The mountain known to all as the Eiger is very steep so midday sun tumbles down its flanks almost without touching the sides. In addition it’s notorious North Face never sees daytime sun. Tolkien camped in Mürren in the evening when the western setting sun struck the mountain broadside. Lastly the rock itself is for the main part marine limestone full of reflective particles. Mystery solved. #lordoftherings#lauterbrunnen#switzerland🇨🇭