Places of Middle Earth #7: Lothlórien

“That is the fairest of all the dwellings of my people. There are no trees like the trees of that land. For in the autumn their leaves fall not, but turn gold. Not till the spring and the new green opens do they fall, and then the boughs are laden with yellow flowers; and the floor of the wood is golden, and golden is the roof, and its pillars are of silver, for the bark of the trees is smooth and grey”

- Legolas


Places of Middle Earth #6: Fangorn

Fangorn forest was known for being the last habitation of the Ents. It was named after the oldest Ent, Fangorn (Treebeard). It is also called Entwood by the Rohirrim. Fangorn forest was actually just the easternmost survivor of the immense forest that spanned Eriador and Calenardhon in the First and early Second Age, But which was destroyed by the Númenóreans felling trees to build their mighty ships and Sauron’s war on the elves. Fangorn forest was the oldest part of Treebeard’s realms. And to here the ents retreated.