We had a family day out last Friday at Warner Bros Studio Tour, London, "The Making of Harry Potter".
Sorry rather a lot of photos and so I've decided to split it into two posts especially as Blogger is playing up tonight and its taken me 90 minutes just to upload the first lot of photos - they keep disappearing, re-appearing and going out of order! The post is really meant for any of you that are Harry Potter fans as its a slight departure from some of my usual posts. Also, if you are planning to visit yourselves you may prefer not to read the posts in case it spoils any surprises!!
Leavesden aerodrome and factory closed in 1994 and the site was transformed into a new home for England's film production from 1995. The studio was home to Harry Potter films for 10 years.
Waiting to enter the Great Hall
Unfortunately not too many pictures of this set. Regular readers will know I have problems with flash photography and the camera just hates low light. I eventually discovered on this tour that by increasing flash intensity to 3 and using the auto, rather than aperture setting, together with the flash improved the photos somewhat but not until after I had left the Great Hall :(
The Yule Ball
Gryffindor Common Room
Griffin Stairwell which led to Dumbledore's Office
The Memory Cabinet
The Potions Classroom where Professor Snape and later Professor Slughorn took potions classes
The Vault Cart
Chamber of Secret's Door
Hagrid's Hut. Rubeus Hagrid, Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts and later care of Magical Creatures Teacher
Model for Hagrid's Hut
The Ministry of Magic
Umbridge's Ministry of Magic Office
The Burrow - the Weasley's Home
A magic scarf that knits itself :) Just the thing for CT, Lou Mary, Me and anyone else who is knitting/crocheting scarves et al :)
A Death Eater
Weasley's Wizard Wheezes
Coming up in Part 2 (if I can get photos to upload!!) - The Backlot (an outdoor set), The Creature's Shop, Diagon Alley (superb) and a huge model of Hogwarts Castle
Under a full Moon
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