Lord of the Rings

Lord of The Rings Parade with pictures taken by Elsa

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Hi all
The photos below are of the Lord of the Rings World Premiere Parade, for the final movie “The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King” that was held in Wellington, New Zealand on the 1 December 2003.

I was excited to go to this as I had seen many of the sets round Wellington and Upper Hutt.


My daughter Hannah was only 7 months old, so a lot of planning went into getting a prime-viewing site, the parade was at 3.30pm in the middle of Wellington. Hannah and I set out to drive into town at 10.30am. There were a lot of people about considering the parade didn’t start for another 5 hours!! By 11.45am people were already starting to sit against the barriers that they had in place and the crowds of people never let up till it was over. Where I was standing the crowd was at least 4 or 5 people deep.

The atmosphere was one of excitement and anticipation, then we heard the shout go up – they were coming! Everyone started leaning forward to try and get the first glimpse of the parade. The photos tell the rest of the story so enjoy viewing them.

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