How a trek through Switzerland inspired JRR Tolkien to create a magical Middle-earth – Forbes | Jfk Loans

Staubbach waterfall, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland getty I set out to travel to Middle-earth to follow in the footsteps of young JRR Tolkien. “From Rivendell to the other side of the Misty Mountains,” he once wrote, “the journey…including the slide ride over the sliding stones into the pine forests…is based on my adventures in Switzerland in 1911.” … Read more