Two brothers have captured on camera places in Birmingham thought to have inspired Tolkien to create the magical world of Middle Earth. Richard Greenwood and and his brother Tom retraced the Lord of the Rings author’s footsteps to Moseley Bog and Sarehole Mill – making a calendar from the photos they took. The brothers said Tolkien never saw the beautiful landscapes of New Zealand where the epic movies were shot and instead drew much inspiration from his childhood memories in England.
A letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to illustrator Doris Sykes will be sold by Hermitage Fine Art Monaco for £15,000 ($25,0000).