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Tolkien’s Vision or Mordor
January 1902 - Visual tour of a snowy, cold Halifax, England (with added sound VERSION 1)


The stark ugliness of industrial England goes some way to explain much of the tone of Dickens, Peake and the dark side of Tolkien’s Middle Earth. To this viewer, the opening scene of the countryside suggests the aftermath at Sarumon’s hold of Isengard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIrfwChQkxQ

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