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Skippers Bridge

posted by Franz 8. October 2016 0 comments

Far away from the tourists crawling in  Queenstown on the other end of the world in New Zealand this picture was taken on 16th of November 2015.

The bridge crosses the richest river in the world, the Shotover River. Even today, gold is extracted daily from the surrounding mountains by natural erosion and residues in the river bed.

Some time ago lots of gold diggers try to find their luck on the Skippers Road. Today you can find some waste cottages that bear witness to the forgotten “Golden Age”.

Here was also the scene set, where Frodo escaped from the Nazgûl with the help of Arwen in Part 1 of Lord of the Rings.

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