Here are some pretty cool designs of the dragon Smaug that were not used in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. These came directly from artist Andrew Baker, who works for WETA. These are designs that he came up with that will be included in the book The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Smaug: Unleashing The Dragon. http://andbakerdesigns.blogspot.com/
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and ripped the heart of fun and the amusement out of this park. Almost six years later, Six Flags in New Orleans is unnaturally silent, no lines and no laughter. This 140-acre surreal setting has morphed into a nightmarish land of twisted dreams. Most of these photos are very recent, as in taken during 2011, nearly six years after Hurricane Katrina tried to swallow New Orleans and Six Flags.
My treasures from the evening: Map to Erebor with the autographs of Richard Armitage, Peter Jackson, Benedict Cumberbatch and Luke Evans. Also the gold coin from Smaugs treasure. I didn’t steal it myself, I promise!