"Welcome to Hobbiton"
by Globetrotter on 19 December 2008EN
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The city Matamata in New Zealand promotes itself as "Hobbiton" (Lord of the Rings) as you can see on this street sign "Welcome to Hobbiton".
HOME - featured movie locations We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate. The stakes are high for us and our children. Watch the film here for free: http://www.youtube.com/movie?v=jqxENMKaeCU&feature=mv_sr Photos of HOME: http://www.yannarthusbertrand2.org/index.php?option=com_datsogallery&Itemid=27&func=detail&catid=110&id=2300&p=1&l=1280&lang=en GoodPlanet Foundation http://www.goodplanet.org/en Funny and interesting Google(TM) Maps Views Here is a selection of some nice map-segments you can find via Google Maps. Please note that the "aerial imagery" database will be updated sooner or later. So it's possible that several Markers I created will be outdated sometime. "Couples Retreat" movie resort in Bora Bora The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort (fictional Eden resort) was used as filming location for the movie "Couples Retreat" starring Vince Vaughn and Kristin Davis. Basic Instinct House This is the cool seaside house of Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone) in the movie Basic Instinct. It was last owned by Steve Fossett who died in a plane crash in 2007. 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' House This is the house where 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' (Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie) lived in the 2005 movie. Jurassic Park filming locations Kaua'i and O'ahu, Hawaii were used for the exterior shots for the Hit movie Jurassic Park (1993, Steven Spielberg). Filming location of "The Beach" Original filming location of the movie "The Beach" (2000) - Island Ko Phi Phi Le in Thailand. Google Maps "Getting Started" video Google has created a "Getting Started" video for Google Maps. It should help educate people about the features in Google Maps. The Heartbreak Kid resort This is the cool Mexican resort where "The Heartbreak Kid" with Ben Stiller, Malin Åkerman and Michelle Monaghan was filmed. The Sound of Music film locations Here are some original film locations of the movie "Sound of Music" in and around Salzburg in Austria. The movie had ten Oscar nominations and won five. Maho Beach plane landing Maho Beach in St. Maarten on Netherlands Antilles is famous for its spectacular plane landings at Princess Juliana Airport. 'Father of the Bride' House This house is the family home in the movie "Father of the Bride" (1991) with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton. Lombard Street One of the most famous streets in San Francisco is the curvy Lombard Street. It's a one-way street from west to east. Stonehenge and replicas Throughout the USA are these (funny) replicas of the famous Stonehenge stone formation. Claes Oldenburg - selected artwork Claes Oldenburg is an artist born in Stockholm, Sweden. Here is a collection of his famous worldwide public art installations: Hat in Three Stages of Landing (1982), Spoonbridge and Cherry (1988), Free Stamp (1991), Shuttlecocks (1994), Saw, Sawing (1996), Houseball (1996), Flying Pins (2000), Dropped Cone in Köln (2001), Cupid's Span (2002) "Street View" introduction Google has created a introduction for the Street View feature in Google Maps. If you want to see Street View in action you can use the new GLOTTER Street View service http://www.glotter.com/streetview And the best of all - from now on you can even embed Street View in your own GLOTTER entries! Back to the Future House This is the house from the hit movie "Back in the Future" where Marty Mc Fly (Michael J. Fox) lived: 9303 Roslyndale Ave., Arleta (Pacoima), CA Car parking vertically on house wall in Den Haag Zoom in, see and believe it ;-) Related entry: http://www.glotter.com/entry-1415 Scuba Divers chasing Google Streetview Car These two Norwegian "Scuba Divers" (Børre Erstad and Paul Åge Olsen) are chasing Google's Streetview Car in their hometown Bergen. The world's largest moose Aka "The Trojan Moose" is a plan to build a restaurant, concert hall and conference center inside a wooden moose. It is located in Sweden on top of Vithatten mountain.