Deep Blue by Marcel Gladbach
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… it chanced on a time that he came alone to the starlit wood of Nan Elmoth, and there suddenly he heard the song of nightingales. Then an enchantment fell on him, and he stood still; and afar off beyond the voices of the lómelindi he heard the voice of Melian, and it filled all his
heart with wonder and desire. He forgot then utterly all his people and all the purposes of his mind, and following the birds under the shadow of the trees he passed deep into Nan Elmoth and was lost. But he came at last to a glade open to the stars…
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter IV Of Thingol and Melian
Crimson Crags, Cerro Torre, Patagonia.by AndersonImages
‘Yonder stands Barazinbar, the Redhorn, cruel Caradhras…’
– Gimli. The Lord of the Rings, Vol 1: The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2: The Ring Goes South, Chapter 2: The Ring Goes South
Almaren as it might have been in the Beginning of Days.
As yet no flower had bloomed nor any bird had sung, for these things waited still their time in the bosom of Yavanna; but wealth there was of her imagining, and nowhere more rich than in the midmost parts of the Earth, where the light of both the Lamps met and blended. And there upon the Isle of Almaren in the Great Lake was the first dwelling of the Valar when all things were young, and new-made green was yet a marvel in the eyes of the makers; and they were long content.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion. Chapter I Of the Beginning of Days
Haunted Babylon…! by AdithetoS
The entrance to the path was like a sort of arch leading into a gloomy tunnel made by two great trees that leant together, too old and strangled with ivy and hung with lichen to bear more than a few blackened leaves.
– The Hobbit, Chapter 8 Flies And Spiders
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It is told that even as Varda ended her labours, and they were long, when first Menelmacar strode up the sky and the blue fire of Helluin flickered in the mists above the borders of the world, in that hour the Children of the Earth awoke, the Firstborn of Ilúvatar. By the starlit mere of Cuiviénen, Water of Awakening, they rose from the sleep of Ilúvatar; and while they dwelt yet silent by Cuiviénen their eyes beheld first of all things the stars of heaven. Therefore they have ever loved the starlight, and have revered Varda Elentári above all the Valar.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter III Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor
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The pale peaks of the mountains were coming nearer, moonlit spikes of rock sticking out of black shadows.
– The Hobbit, Chapter 7: Queer Lodgings
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