Anyone who knows me will know what an important role Harry Potter has played in my life. Yes, I'm a fan, but that doesn't even begin to cover it. I started reading the books when I was seven, and basically never stopped. I grew up with these characters, this story, and it is so indescribably a part of who I am.
So, when I had the opportunity to visit the Warner Brothers Studios site where Harry Potter was created and filmed, I jumped at the chance! The studio, located in Leavesden outside London is where the majority of the filming took place for all eight films across 10 years.
There was so much to see, so I'll just share it all! :)
|Here I am! So excited!!!!!|
|The lobby has photos of many characters from the films over the years displayed up on the walls, and a few choice props like the Ford Angila.|
The first part of the tour was the Great Hall. I made the same walk through the doors that Harry did before being sorted into Griffindor!
|The statues guarding the entrance outside the hall.|
|The Griffindor table.|
|Little Harry's costume he wore during the first film when he was 11.|
|Me (dark but still worth it) in front of the Griffindor table.|
The rest of the tour in studio J (There are two studios J and K. Perfect.) was full of props, costumes and set pieces. Brace yourself. I was so excited I didn't know how to handle it!
|Hermione, Victor Krum, Harry and Pavarti Patel's dressrobes.|
|Ron's dressrobes. Oh Ronald ;)|
|Drinks from the Yule Ball|
|The Mirror of Erised. "It does not do to dwell on dreams Harry, and forget to live."|
|Luna Lovegood's accessories, including the radish earrings.|
|The trio during christmas in the first movie. Adorable!|
|The Griffindor common room.|
|The trio's costumes from Deathly Hallows part 2.|
|Tonks, Sirius and Lupin.|
|The potions classroom.|
|Every bottle is filled and individually labeled. I love the details that made this world so real!|
|The door to the Chamber of Secrets|
|Arthur Weasley in the Burrow.|
|Ginny, Fred and George in the Burrow.|
|Molly Weasley and her self chopping carrots.|
"After all this time?"