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!