Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge, UK
House Stark + Name Meanings
Cavalry SwordDated: 1765 - 1785, Culture: British, Measurements: 105.15 cm
The sword features a burnished steel hilt with ribbed pommel. The barrel-shaped spiral wooden grip is covered with white rayskin and silver gilt foil. The blade is two-edged and has a gilt panel with floral trellis, blued panel gold edge and with three fleur-de-lys, inscription, inner face with crowned “G R III”. The Carlton House Catalogue records that “this sword was worn by the Marquis of Granby at the Battle of Minden”.
RAR: How difficult has it been for you to reconcile the visual constraints of the television medium and the descriptive book elements? For instance how hideous Tyrion is supposed to be doesn’t really come across in the show and (not to spoil, but) what we’re expecting from other characters and what happens to them…?
GRRM: You know, I worked in Hollywood for 10 years; I was there from basically the mid-’80s to the mid-’90s working on a variety of television shows. So, I saw the process from the other side, which has given me enough perspective. I mean, you can describe a character in the book, but you’re never gonna get an actor who exactly meets the physical dimensions of the character. I know some of the fans go crazy about this. “Ooooh that character had red hair in the book and they cast someone with blond hair.” But, for the most part, that stuff is trivial.
In the case of Tyrion, yeah Tyrion in the books is shorter than Peter Dinklage is and he’s considerably less attractive. Peter is actually quite a good looking guy. But Peter Dinklage is a sensational actor and brought Tyrion to life vividly. That’s what you want. You’re not trying to match an author’s imaginary description of a person who never existed; you’re trying to bring a character to life by casting the best possible actor you can in the role."
…Near the village of Braachaat, outside Antwerp, Belgium. The last photo shows a grotto-like cave under the mansion that may have been used as a bar in the past.
Give to me. I fix. Live there. Yesssss, precioussssssss
But you have heard of me.
So put that in your pipe and smoke it
Might I also add that many settlements of men were prone to shooting at the eagles withe their arrows. So they never flew over those settlements…which there were a lot of in between the route to destroy the ring.
Also Gwaihir specifically tells Gandalf that he can’t fly that far with a burden.
"“How far can you bear me?” I said to Gwaihir. ‘ “Many leagues,” said he, “but not to the ends of the earth. I was sent to bear tidings not burdens.”"
-The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Book 2, Chapter 2: The Council of Elrond)
This is in response to whether Gwaihir could fly Gandalf to Bree (I believe) to meet with Frodo, or to follow him if he missed him, but Gwaihir refused that journey, and instead took him to Edoras, where Gandalf befriended Shadowfax.