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Alley of Roses

Map of Gondolin showing the Alley of Roses

The Alley of Roses was a street in Gondolin, the northern entrance to the Square of the Palace. During the Fall of Gondolin it was burned and destroyed by Fire-drakes. It is mentioned in the Fall that it was once a fair place to walk in, and it can be assumed from its name that it was a sort of garden-street bordered by roses.[1]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Fall of Gondolin", p. 183