Monday, October 21, 2013

A Very Potter Weekend

WARNING: This will possibly (er, hopefully?) be the cheesiest and nerdiest post I will ever write. Well, I at least hope it will be the cheesiest; it might not be the nerdiest.

So, my friend Brittany and I ventured to the Warner Brothers Studios in Leavesden to tour the Harry Potter studio. I'm going to be honest (as one should always be): it was incredible. I'll try to let the photos speak for themselves, but the amount of detail that went into all of these movies astonishes me. These are just a few examples of the thousands of props and sets we saw. Enjoy!

Listening to the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire audiobook on the way there because how could we not?
They had the original chess pieces from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone outside clearly we had to touch them to make sure they're real and that we were really there.
Enjoying a delicious butterbeer with Brittany
Clockwise from left: Outside Number 12 Grimmauld Place, St. Pancras station, King's Cross, and the exterior for the Leaky Cauldron in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

"Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, 
Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home."
-J.K. Rowling

Monday, October 14, 2013


L   O   N   D   O   N

In the 12 days I've been in London, I've:
-Seen 6 plays
-Walked approximately 75 miles
-Drunk more coffee than I ever have in my life
-Visited 5 bookstores
-Gone to 7 art galleries
-Visited 5 historical sites

I'm ashamed to admit, however, that since arriving in London, I have taken few photos and hardly ever carry around my camera with me anymore. Between walking a minimum of 5 miles every day (I'm afraid I'm going to wear through my favorite pair of Converse any day now), seeing plays, going to class, and simply being in London, I hardly have the time or energy to carry it around. It's a sad truth, and hopefully it'll change soon. I did try to do a time lapse of the sun setting behind Parliament and Big Ben, though! It's one of the many that I'm hoping to make, so this is just a brief sample of what's hopefully to come.