Thursday Doors…Here be hobbits.

Posted: October 27, 2016 in Thursday doors
Tags: , , , ,

Although it’s not mentioned in Lord of the Rings or any of Tolkien’s related works, hobbit at some point in time made it out of Middle-Earth and into other parts of the world.  I’ve spotted their distinctive doors in two places recently.  The first was in France, the home of these mountain hobbits who evidently value access to a good road.

© janet m. webb 2016

This second home belongs to a species of hobbit much smaller than those mentioned above or in Middle-earth.  The door was firmly closed as we walked by, but the residence is in a lovely older neighborhood in Philadelpia, so they’re apparently more social than their French relatives and possibly a bit more house-proud as well.

© janet m. webb 2016

If you love photographing doors or just looking at beautiful a/o interesting doors from all over the world, visit the blog of our host, Norm from Canada, and click on the link box.  You’ll have a lot of fun, eh!

  1. GeorgieMoon says:

    What wonderful hobbit doors, I love them!

  2. Yes, Hobbits! 🙂 I’d love to see the Philly versions of the Hobbits. Hehe.

  3. Sue says:

    Oh, great! Well spotted

  4. anneharrison says:

    I’m hoping a hobbit will move into my backyard soon

  5. Tish Farrell says:

    Now you’ll have me hobbit spotting too, Janet. Lovely post.

    • Let me know if you spot any, Tish. Your area would be just perfect, I think, or maybe somewhere around Hadrian’s Wall where there are lots of nooks and crannies and stone. 🙂


  6. I always wanted a hobbit house… it could be my mom-cave… but we have not really a lucky hand when it comes to diy-projects, so it will stay as a dream :o)

  7. macmsue says:

    Really special doors. I think there might be a few in New Zealand. 🙂

    • I think that’s possible. But that’s where we’d expect to find them. These two locations were quite different and we can wonder how the hobbits got there. 🙂


      • macmsue says:

        I thought there was a theme park type place in NZ but it was after I’d posted my comment I actually Googled to see if I was right about NZ then discovered all three of the movies were made there! :-0

      • I thought you were just teasing. Yes, Hobbiton is in NZ, but I think these two are rather cute, too, and much less expensive to see for those of us in the US!


      • macmsue says:

        I like Geocaching and found a wonderful little door someone had made in a tree, the cache was hidden behind it.

  8. Thanks for the smile, Janet. The first one may be historic and handsome but the little green one rocks the cute chart. 🙂

  9. Dan Antion says:

    Oh my goodness, I love that little green door! The arched wooden entrance is wonderful, but the green door takes the prize today!

    • It’s tough to compete with cuteness and the landscaping is just right. I’m not sure what the larger one was used for. There was nothing in it. Looks a bit like the shelters sometimes found in the US for children to wait for the school bus in the winter, but whatever its use (or former use), it caught my eye.


  10. Norm 2.0 says:

    And it would seem that the Philly Hobbits are substantially smaller than their French cousins too 😉
    Nicely done Janet 🙂

  11. Two delightful finds! I love, love, love the green door on the Philly Hobbit House!

  12. Vicky says:

    Wow, wonderful finds! Great post…love them both.

  13. joanfrankham says:

    Those are so lovely. I wonder if there are any around these parts, I know we have fairy doors, so maybe there are hobbits as well!

  14. Funderful photos this week, Janet. Here in Northern California, Fairy Gardens are the current trend. They have miniature elves, furniture and accessories—everything that you might expect for a Dollhouse garden and perfect for Hobbits.

    • I love “funderful”, Allan. I probably wouldn’t be a big fan of fairy gardens as I’m not into lawn ornaments, et al, most of the time. What I really don’t like are those bowling ball-sized, colored balls that people put in their gardens. But this little door was pretty cute.


      • Allan G. Smorra says:

        Hi, Janet. I think those are called “gazing balls”. I remember them from my childhood and it has been a long time since I have seen one. Yes, the little door is a cute one with, or without, fairies.

  15. Lena says:

    Oh… I love The Lord of Rings, I think I have read those books at least 6 times since my teenage years. The last picture is so very cute and it must be a very rare kind of Hobbit who lives there =)

    • My husband is a LOTR master, seeming to know everything about the books. We enjoyed the movies, but not the Hobbit ones that much. I think you’re right that a rare hobbit lives there, but hobbits are rare, aren’t they? 🙂


  16. I just love that little green door, so cute, and it’s lovely brasswork. I want one in my garden now. 🙂

  17. jesh stg says:

    This makes me smile – and love that circled door! This reminds me, I must finally finish reading The Hobbit:):)

  18. So cool! Love your door finds this week!

  19. Candy says:

    What fun! I must keep my eyes open for Hobbit doors in my travels.

  20. dimlamp says:

    What a ‘novel’ idea, Hobbit doors. 🙂

  21. Thanks Janet………………………..I always knew that hobbits were real!!!! In fact, your wonderful top photo reminds me of the fact that we must have hobbits living near us, I just checked out one of my photos from Falkland (a wee village in Fife, not the islands off Argentina!! LOL!), and it’s true…………………HOBBITS live here in Fife 🙂

  22. Leya says:

    Great finds – and theories! I am glad they are living in other places around the world too, the Hobbits. So glad you found them ♥ My husband has not read the books, but became a fan of LOTR when we travelled around the filming places and Weta Cave in New Zealand. Pure magic.