Bloemfontein, South Africa

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JRR Tolkien - Born in Bloemfontein, South Africa

Cheers for JRR Tolkien, born on this day 1892!

Let's all gather together and celebrate the birth of our own John Ronald Reuel Tolkien who was born this day in 1892! He was (and still is) undoubtly the most influential high-fantasy writer of all time, and I do think that his works will live on forever. …

Bloemfontein, South Africa -  Rose Festival

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Bloemfontein is the capital city of Free State in South Africa and the judicial capital of the country. It is nicknamed the City of Roses, as roses are grown abundantly here and a rose festival is held in this city every year.

In Bloemfontein, South Africa, the Emoya Luxury Hotel & Spa built a fake shanty town and allows tourist to stay in “shacks,” so they can experience living in poor conditions. For $8, about half the average monthly salary in South Africa, you, friends, relatives, or associates can spend a night in a shack made out of iron sheets (that doesn’t sound remotely romantic by the way).  Offensive doesn't even begin to describe my feelings about this....

J.R.R. Tolkien, in full John Ronald Reuel Tolkien   (born January 3, 1892, Bloemfontein, South Africa—died September 2, 1973, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England), English writer and scholar who achieved fame with his children’s book The Hobbit (1937) and his richly inventive epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings (1954–55).

J.R.R. Tolkien, in full John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (born January 3, 1892, Bloemfontein, South Africa—died September 2, 1973, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England), English writer and scholar who achieved fame with his children’s book The Hobbit (1937) and his richly inventive epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings (1954–55).