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An ambassador for the Embassy?

Look who appeared on the front of the Embassy Theatre (our local cinema, definitely the best place to catch a film in town, as it is both beautiful on the inside and out) today. That’s right folks, Wellington is continuing to be Hobbit-ified (or should I say Tolkien-ised or Weta-fied?) more and more as the days count down to the world premiere of Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Overnight (street closure? Why not?!), the front of the Embassy (where the premiere will screen) was decorated with a new Weta Workshop creation, replete with over-sized hobbit-hole and Gandalf watching over Courtenay Place (if we can’t have Sir Ian McKellen in town for the premiere, we can have a giant sculpture of his character’s likeness, right?!). It’s definitely going to be a focal point in this city over the coming days and doubtless will look great at the end of the red carpet in nine days time…

… we had some fun taking photos of this latest Hobbit-related sculpture in the city tonight.

CIA

Photos by PJD and CIA, Wellington, 19 November 2012. Gollum is already in town too.

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Brilliant … awesome …

    November 20, 2012
  2. Good old Gandalf! Thanks for all the hobbity news from kiwidom, so much appreciated. R

    November 22, 2012
    • You absolutely can’t go past it here – certainly, it is our pleasure to share!

      November 28, 2012

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