Thursday, 6 June 2013

Harry Potter

Yay, after a week of slow, slow Internet I can finally upload my photos!  I now have some serious catching up to do!
As I previously mentioned my daughter Fay is a massive Harry Potter fan, so for her 21st birthday treat we all went to Warner Brothers' "The Making of Harry Potter" at Leavesden near Watford.
We had an absolutely fantastic time and I would highly recommend a trip here to anyone who likes Harry Potter.  It was fascinating to see all of the props and sets.  Last week it was Animal Actors Week and we got to meet lots of the animals from the films and a litter of kittens that had been trained to demonstrate how Umbridge's plates were filmed.  There was so much to see that we spent most of the day there and I took masses of photos!  Here are just a few of them :-

My daughter posing outside the entrance beside the chess pieces.
Inside the foyer.
The Cupboard Under the Stairs.
The Great Hall.

The Yule Ball.
The Great Chocolate Feast.
The Leaky Cauldron.
Costumes and Wigs.
Various Props.
Gryffindor Boys' Dormitory
Dumbledore's Office
Potions Class
Horcruxes and other Props.
The Burrow.
Death Eaters.

The Twitter Litter
Animal Actors.
Outside Lots.
The Knight Bus and Butterbeer.
The Ford Anglia and Hagrid's Motorcycle.
The Creatures Workshop.
Diagon Alley.
The Art Department.
And finally Hogwarts Castle.
And that is only a small portion of what there was to see.  The detail was amazing, well worth a visit.
And of course wands had to be purchased! ;)


melanie moore said...

It looks amazing. We're off there later on in the summer I can't wait. x

thesnailgarden said...

Melanie, I'm sure you and your family will love it - we all did. Best wishes, Pj x