Tolkien Reading Day and the Olympic Museum in Lausanne

Today is Tolkien Reading Day!


What is Tolkien Reading Day?

Tolkien Reading Day is held on the 25th of March each year. The date of the 25th of March was chosen as the date on which the Ring was destroyed, completing Frodo’s quest and vanquishing Sauron.

It has been organised by the Tolkien Society since 2003 to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favourite passages. We particularly encourage schools, museums and libraries to host their own Tolkien Reading Day events.

This year's theme is travel and adventure!

One of my first tumblr posts was a favourite drawing of Tolkien's which sums up the spirit of travel and adventure for me.

And hey, look, apparently on the desktop version, it's the background to my tumblr site!

Somewhat related, we visited the Olympic Museum in Lausanne last month!

Small aerodrome on the way, which reminds me of my pilot character, Stephanie, from The Flight of Time

English church in Lausanne

English hotel, with a small plaque mentioning Lord Byron

Misty morning

Names of torchbearers as you walk up the steps

Fun statue!

Paris 2024: Games Wide Open


The first flag

Citius, Altius, Fortius

Link to the United Nations!

The current director is the first to be a former Olympian

Montreal, 1976!

Paris 2024 mascot

Handwritten programme for the first modern Olympics!

Heritage hunters, what a cool task

Jesse Owens' shoe!

Sports at the first modern Olympics held in Paris

Sports to be held in Paris 2024

Olympic village menus, room keys, etc.


The Games in Switzerland

Servan street -- this also reminds me of a character in a story

And back past the aerodrome on the way home!

Do you enjoy watching the Olympics?


Jeff said…
I am more of a Winter Olympics watcher than the summer games (although I like swimming). I'm not sure I have time to read Tolkien today, as I'm am having a hard time deciding which of the five books I'm reading that I want to pick up!
Hi Deniz - I love the Olympics ... I worked for the British Olympic Association back in 1972 and went to Munich - so I'd love to visit that museum. That airfield has (I think) gliders in it ... they may be motorised ones ... cheers Hilary
Deniz Bevan said…
Thank you, both! I'm partial to the hockey at the Winter Olympics, of course :p
That's so neat that yo worked for the Olympics, HIlary! If I'd remembered, I would have taken a photo of the Munich poster for you!