Much as I love Movie Rivendell, I would love a version of it that’s more like a cross between a defended hall and a huge pub.  a true Last Homely House.   It just seems like it should be more defensible than Movie Rivendell, and also more cosy. 

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Middle Earth meme | [2/5] locations Rivendell

↳   For a while the hobbits continued to talk and think of the past journey and of the perils that lay ahead; but such was the virtue of the land of Rivendell that soon all fear and anxiety were lifted from their minds. The future, good or ill, was not forgotten, but ceased to have any power over the present.

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middle-earth meme: five locations (4/5) — rivendell

‘Rivendell!’ said Frodo. ‘Very good: I will go east, and I will make for Rivendell. I will take Sam to visit the Elves; he will be delighted.’ He spoke lightly; but his heart was moved suddenly with a desire to see the house of Elrond Halfelven, and breathe the air of that deep valley where many of the Fair Folk still dwelt in peace.