Friday, 18 December 2015

Hogwarts in the Snow


It's less than a week until Christmas! I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone. I've finished all of my shopping and my wrapping, so I'm hoping to relax and enjoy myself next week.

I went back to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour yesterday, and thought I would share some of my photos with you. I couldn't quite decide which ones to share, so I apologise for the rather ridiculous amount of photos!

There's a lot of spoilers regarding the studio tour in this post, so please do not read it if you are planning to visit and would prefer it to be a surprise.





The first part of the tour my favourite part. The Great Hall was all dressed and decorated for Christmas, and it was spectacular! The level of detail was astounding. The fireplaces were lit, the Christmas puddings were on fire, and each house had their own crackers and gift boxes adorning the tables.



After visiting the Great Hall, we wandered around the main area of the tour. The Burrow was all set up for Christmas Dinner and a Christmas tree was decorated in the Gryffindor Common Room. I was also pleased to see the new Dark Arts Section, which was added last autumn. The Borgin and Burkes area had some rather interesting pieces on display! These pictures are a little jumbled as it is such a large area with lots of sets.



The main area of the tour had one new addition: the Hogwarts Express. This was one of the main reasons for our visit, so I really looking forward it. It is definitely a wonderful addition to the tour and worth seeing. It was very cramped and crowded though!



After wandering around the main area of the tour, we headed to the 'backlot' which is the outdoor part of the tour and features Privet Drive, the Hogwarts bridge and Godrics Hollow. They had a slow machine, and it was incredible to walk around in a flurry of snow. It was incredibly busy though, and I struggled to take photos. I thought I would skip onto photos from one of my favourite parts of the tour, Diagon Alley.



I adore the Diagon Alley set. It's interesting, and you notice something different every time you visit. I don't think it's possible to capture just how remarkably detailed and fascinating it is!

And finally, I thought I would share my photos of the castle model in the snow, and one photo from the wand room.



The castle model in the snow was breathtaking. I cannot imagine how much work goes into transforming it for Christmas. It was worth the journey to the tour just to see it in the snow. It is so difficult to capture the scope and the size of it; you have to visit to understand how wonderful it is!

I hope you are all having a lovely week. I'm going away next week for Christmas, which I am really looking to, so I think this will be my last post until after Christmas. I hope you all have a great week, and a wonderful Christmas and holiday season if you celebrate!

16 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this is something I would love to go see

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    1. It's definitely worth a visit! It's spectacular.

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  2. So cool! Wish, I could go there, too...

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    1. I hope you get to visit someday! It's wonderful.

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  3. Im dying to see it! Wrong country! :(

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    1. I hope you do get visit one day! It's such a shame that it's so far away for you!

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  4. I've been on this tour twice, i think its amazing x

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    1. It really is! I don't think you can only visit once and there's so much to take in!

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  5. This exhibition is one of my places to go. It looks amazing!

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    1. It really is! I've visited before but the Christmas tour is definitely the best one. It was very busy though!

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  6. After seeing your pictures I think I want to go there, looks amazing!!

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like them! It really is amazing, my pictures don't do it justice. I took over 800 photos so it was very difficult to choose a few for this post.

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  7. Beautiful photos :)

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  8. Oh gosh! I would love to visit one day! It's not Christmas without a Harry Potter marathon for me!
    Hope you are having a lovely time! Please continue to enchant us! <3

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    1. I hope you get to visit someday, you would love it! Hope you are doing ok lovely, and happy New Year! x

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