Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

The Matamata of hobbits

Tirau is home to a host of corrugated iron whimsy; poppies, cats, fish, bees - and the isite is a pair of sheds on the form of a sheep and a sheepdog. Matamata is the nearest stop to the Hobbiton set, complete with painted hobbit hole doors, welcome to Hobbiton sign and the rest. Matamata is also home to cars with the licence plates TEAZER and VYBR8R :) the next town along was much tamer with DARING.

Some good mailboxes recently. A folded metal pig. A painted wooden castle. A small tractor digger with eyes and two mailboxes held in its gripper. No hobbit hole mailboxes though...
Tags: fun, new zealand, travel
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