I’ll tell you a riddle. You’re waiting for a train, a train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you don’t know for sure. But it doesn’t matter. How can it not matter to you where that train will take you?
In Lord of the Rings, Rivendell was tired. It was really dying. In The Hobbit, Rivendell is in full swing. More richness in the colors, more detail, more depth and full of life. — Dan Hennah, Production designer