The Dutch town of Geldrop Netherlands has an entire neighborhood’s worth of streets named after numerous characters form the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien. From Frodo Street to Tolkien Avenue and Gandalf Street, characters spanning the entire trilogy and even the Hobbit prequel are used as street names in this neighborhood.
The reason behind the existence of these Tolkien-inspired street names in Geldrop Netherlands is unclear, but it makes for a fascinating Google map search and a great pit stop for backpackers with a love for fantasy films and books. This Lord of the Rings-themed neighborhood is a great tribute to the iconic writer and the immortal characters and elaborate worlds he created through his stories. It’s also the only time one can say, "Let’s meet at the corner of Aragorn and Saruman."
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