What's this? A door in Rivendell? The gates of Moria? No, these are the doors of St. Edward in Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswolds, Gloucester. It's pretty plain to see where J. R. R. Tolkien got a lot of his inspiration. Britain is a fabulously ancient and enchanting land! I think I could look at this all day and one day, when I can ever get back to England, I plan to sit and look at the real thing for a long time.
These photos were taken by Liz Ringrose and are used with her kind and generous permission.
At Brill on the hill The wind blows shrill, The cook no meat can dress; At Stow-in-the-Wold The wind blows cold, I know no more than this.