It’s fascinating to see what happens when fantasy becomes strong enough to merge with reality (or vice versa where Amazon, hobbits, and Ireland are concerned).
When the LOTR movies were first released a few years back, Tourism New Zealand was busy branding New Zealand as ‘Middle Earth’. When the first few series of Game of Thrones came out however, Northern Ireland started to give them some serious competition.
This 80-metre, ‘Bayeux Tapestry’ styled linen piece was part of that branding exercise and can still be found in the Ulster Museum in Belfast.
It really is quite cool!