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扔“魔戒”、打造霍比特村庄…现实版佛罗多原

作者: 精装之家 来源: 精装之家 发布时间: 2022年04月02日 23:17:36

托尔金的《指环王》故事发生在中土大陆,但是现实版的“佛罗多”却是一位意大利人。他穿着霍比特人的服饰,住在霍比特人的小屋里,立志打造霍比特村庄,而且刚刚和朋友们一起完成了“销毁魔戒之旅”。

Nicolas Gentile (centre, kneeling), alongside his friends who joined him on his journey. Photograph: Giacomo Savini e Luciano Masiello, courtesy of Nicolas Gentile.

Nicolas Gentile, a 37-year-old Italian pastry chef, did not just want to pretend to be a hobbit – he wanted to live like one. First, he bought a piece of land in the countryside of Bucchianico, near the town of Chieti in Abruzzo, where he and his wife started building their personal Shire from JRR Tolkien’s fictional Middle-earth.

37岁的意大利糕点师尼古拉斯·金泰尔不想只是假装当霍比特人,他想像霍比特人一样生活。首先,他在阿布鲁佐大区基耶蒂市附近布基亚尼科镇的乡下买了一块地,在那里他和他的妻子着手打造他们自己的“夏尔郡”(J·R·R·托尔金笔下的中土大陆上的一个地区,主要居民是霍比特人)。

Then, on 27 August, alongside a group of friends and Lord of the Rings fans dressed as an elf, a dwarf, a hobbit, a sorcerer and humans, he walked more than 120 miles (200km) from Chieti to Naples, crossing mountains and rivers, to throw the “One Ring”, a central plot element of The Lord of the Rings saga, into the volcano crater of Mount Vesuvius.

然后,在8月27日那天,他和一群打扮成精灵、矮人、霍比特人、巫师和人类的朋友以及《指环王》粉丝们一起从基耶蒂市走了120多英里(200千米)到那不勒斯市,跨越了山川与河流,就为了将“至尊魔戒”扔进维苏威火山口中(《指环王》故事的核心情节)。

"Some time ago, I realised that books and films were no longer enough for me to satisfy my passion for the fantasy genre and, in particular, for the Lord of the Rings saga,” Gentile said. “I decided that I wanted to live my hobbit life to the fullest.”

金泰尔说:“前些时候,我意识到书和电影再也不能满足我对奇幻故事尤其是《指环王》的热情。我决定将霍比特人的生活进行到底。”

In the two hectares of land he bought, he has already built his first house, where he lives with his family, in hobbit clothes, and his doors are also open to visitors. Here, the pastry chef, who has a degree in geology, plans to build the caravan of the dwarves, the green dragon inn and a large version of Bilbo Baggins’ house. His goal is to transform this piece of Abruzzo into a hobbit village, with an adjoining farmhouse, where visitors will be able to live in a magical world, which, according to Gentile, is not too far from the way people live in Bucchianico.

在他买下的两公顷土地上,他已经盖好了自己的第一座房子,他和家人穿着霍比特人服装住在这里,并欢迎游客来参观。这位拥有地质学学位的糕点师计划在这里建造矮人的活动住宅、青龙客栈和放大版的比尔博·巴金斯小屋。他的目标是将阿布鲁佐的这块地改造成一个农舍相邻的霍比特村庄。据金泰尔介绍,游客们将能在这个魔幻世界中生活,而且这里的生活方式和布基亚尼科镇的居民差别并不太大。

caravan [ˈkærəvæn]: n. 活动住宅

"Over time, I realised that my friends, my relatives and the farmers of Bucchianico have always lived as hobbits. They work like hobbits, carrying out jobs that are all in close contact with nature. They celebrate like hobbits, by organising festivals and dances and even dress up as hobbits.”

“久而久之,我意识到我的朋友、亲人和布基亚尼科的农民一直都像霍比特人一样生活。他们像霍比特人一样工作,干的活儿也都与大自然亲密接触。他们像霍比特人一样庆祝,举办各种节日和舞会,甚至会打扮成霍比特人。”

Gentile, a 37-year-old pastry chef, lives with his family in a hobbit house, where they wear hobbit clothes. Photograph: Giacomo Savini e Luciano Masiello, courtesy of Nicolas Gentile.

In Bucchianico, the festival of the Banderesi is organised every year. It is one of the oldest festivals in Europe – celebrated for almost 500 years and in which people wear medieval clothes, sing songs, dance and prepare typical local dishes.

在布基亚尼科,每年都会庆祝班德莱西节。这是欧洲最古老的节日之一,已经有近500年历史,人们会在这个节日穿上中世纪服装、唱歌跳舞,还会做本地风味菜。