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Bloemfontein trip [Tolkien ‘pilgrimage’]
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Greetings all.

I am going to be in South Africa for a couple of weeks later in the year and plan to go visit Bloemfontein. I know Tolkien was only there until he was three and it does not hold as much significance as various UK Tolkien places do. I just wonder if anyone can point me in the right direction of any relevant sites for a Tolkien ‘pilgrimage’.

Posted on: 2011/6/14 0:38

Edited by Khaml on 2013/4/24 13:21:15


Re: Bloemfontein trip.
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There is apparently a Tolkien-oriented Victorian Guesthouse there, but, having spent a good few nights in an entirely different "Victorian Guesthouse" over in Randfontein (near Joburg), I would be wary - Everything (and I mean everything) had tassles, frills, velvet and gilt edges. It was truly horrible. All this, placed right next to a fairly large tailings dump that you just KNOW chucks arsenic, uranium, cyanide and all other manner of toxic crap into the air when it is windy....

Ahhh, memories.

Stu

Posted on: 2011/6/14 3:10






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