While in China, I found a few things that reminded me of Middle-Earth.
My first weekend there, I visited The Temple of Heaven. I was excited to find a GREEN DRAGON. (Or at least, I assumed it was a dragon...)
Oh, wait, there's like a thousand of them! (And these are dragons beyond a doubt!)
Actually, there are dragons everywhere in Beijing!
This doorway reminded me of Hobbit architecture:
And at Beihai Park, I spotted this round green door!
I also spent quite a bit of time in subterranean tunnels built by expert engineers. While it wasn't the Mines of Moria or the kingdom of Dale, but rather The Subway, the trains sped through the tunnels like fierce little dragons. It would be death to fall in their path...
That's all for now!