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Geology Picture of the Week, July 8-14, 2007: Paths of the Dead (New Zealand)
TheOneRing.net ^ | New Zealand Government and various

Posted on 07/13/2007 10:10:07 AM PDT by cogitator

Keeping on an erosion theme, I looked for pictures of the location used for the "Paths of the Dead" in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, specifically in "The Return of the King". They are called the Putangirua Pinnacles. They are located near Wellington on the southeastern North Island. I linked to the OneRing.net image above.

There are some better, higher-resolution pictures on the Web, but not easily linkable.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Education; Outdoors; Science
KEYWORDS: erosion; newzealand; pinnacles; tolkien
In other news, the Pu'u O'o lava lake is still rising; and the Kilauea summit is inflating, indicating increasing magma volume and pressure below. Something's got to give:

Hawaii Volcano Observatory Status Page

1 posted on 07/13/2007 10:10:10 AM PDT by cogitator
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2 posted on 07/13/2007 10:10:46 AM PDT by cogitator
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To: cogitator

Pretty.

I’ll have to go back through the LOTR film DVD’s to see how they used this spot.


3 posted on 07/13/2007 6:03:25 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

When the Smeagol shown the hobbits how to get around the gates of Mordor. Remember when Smeagol threw the food off the side of the cliff.


4 posted on 07/16/2007 2:07:56 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn; Robert A. Cook, PE

Actually, Paths of the Dead was the scene before Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli went “under the mountain” which was haunted by the Oath-Breakers (the ghosts who allied with Aragorn to turn finish the job at Pelennor Fields — not exactly the way it happened in the book, but quite effective in the movie).


5 posted on 07/16/2007 11:08:03 AM PDT by cogitator
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Thank you for correcting my mistake.


6 posted on 07/16/2007 12:00:57 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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