úterý 25. října 2016

London 2016 (potterhead part)

Hi, my dear readers ♥

So, this is it !
The "potterhead" part of our London adventure !

("Potterhead". a term used to describe Harry Potter Fans, by Harry Potter Fans.)

I think for a lot of people is London (or the whole England) connected with something they love - for example music - The Beatles (Abbey Road, Liverpool), series (Doctor Who, Sherlock), or maybe "just" shopping. And that's something they're focusing on the most during their stay.

For me it's London = Harry Potter, no doubt about it

So you can understand, that I wanted to see everything possible related with Harry Potter in London... and I can tell you this - I've seen A LOT ♥

✔ pass by the Palace Theatre (where the new play is)
✔ House of MinaLima (pop-up exhibition of HP-related stuff)
✔ visit the Harry Potter tour in Warner bros. studios
✔ buy A LOT of stuff at the merchandise shop
✔ visit Platform 9 3/4
✔ go on the "tour for muggles" around London to see filming locations

My absolute highlight and the most emotionaly moving experience (ha ha) was the Harry Potter tour in Warner bros. studios ♥ We travelled there with a group by double decker bus printed with Hogwarts motive and they were playing Philosopher's stone on the way there, which already got me emotional, but not as much as the moment when the doors to Great Hall opened and I WAS THERE, IN HOGWARTS, ALL THESE COSTUMES, ALL THESE DECORATIONS, EVERYTHING WAS THERE. I didn't cried...b-but honestly I almost did... really... it's so simple to make me all emotional - just place me in Hogwarts =D

The studios are just amazing. Like totally amazing. Appart from all the stuff you can see there, there is also a lot of space, fresh air, place to have a decent lunch and Butterbeer. You can also take as many photos as you can and everything has a good lighting so you won't end up with a memory card full of blurred pictures. You can even touch some of the bigger things, like the Knight bus, or Hagrid's motorbike. One of my favourite parts was the fact that there was just a very few kids =D I always feel all anxious around little kids, but there I didn't have to... there was so many adults, who were genuinely enjoying the tour and taking photos and having fun... it was just so nice ♥

I took there like 10000000 photos and tried to pick just the best ones for you, but it's still an incredible number, so I hope you don't mind ♪
I also didn't tell you some surprises you can experience here, because I'm evil mu ha ha =D 
(No really, I can't show you everything, right? Go and see it for yourself ! I even stepped on the plane because of this ! Nothing is impossible if you really want it ♪)

we were lucky to see costumes from the new movie *o*

Cedric, my darling ♥

proud Hufflepuff ♥

Neville's cardigan in which he killed Nagini !
*knitters fan moment*

Draco's robes ♪

he he Ronald's Yule Ball gown

look at the peculiar mask in the left upper corner - that's stencil for Harry's scar !
...also Sirius's tattoos *o*

Luna Lovegood's essentials ♥

Probably my favourite costume from the whole tour 
I love the scene with Neville and his Snape-in-grandma's-clothes boggart, but I never caught all these details with my eyes =D What a style !

... I also love Snape, but that's no big surprise, I think ...

...and also this guy at potion's class

Her style is my inspiration for this autumn... and all autumns to come 

just look at this perfection !
it was really moving and knitting and aaaa ♥

Weasley's house is my dream home and dream family 

Hogwarts Knitting Club approves !

Borgin and Burkes interior detail

This scene is giving me chills everytime I watch it and it was really uncomfortable (?) to see it with my own eyes >_<

Malfoy family ...and Nagini, of course
(Honza felt really inspired by Draco's style =D)

aww :3

"The more power she has, the darker shades of pink she was wearing" ...never noticed it, but eek scary, this woman is nightmare =D

couldn't leave without this photo

Butterbeer....... was uuughttlkdshfdkj ...not exactly my cup of tea =D

creepy Bathilda

Dobby ♥

(*whispers* it was breathing)

I have a thing for Lockhart - I always have to laugh when I see him in the movie =D

huge model of Hogwarts ♥


I know you are wondering what are these weird beads - so these are beads with spells engraved on them and I will put them in my dreadlocks :3

You see, I'm proud Hufflepuff but I also really like Death Eaters =D

Here is the Palace Theatre and a flyer leading to House of MinaLima (which I didn't find exceptionaly good ... it was really tiny and hmm)

Platform 9 3/4
I bought A LOT of stuff at the studios already, but here they have a few things different, so I bought some more ehm um...

There was just four of us for the day, but we had fun nevertheless =D
The tour was guided by a distant cousin of Sirius Black and she was so nice and even showed us some cool magic ! We saw all kinds of movie locations in London and had some good potterhead talk :3 

 Leaky Cauldron filming location

 Ministry of Magic filming location... remember how Harry, Ron and Hermione used the polyjuice potion and transformed in the three employees of ministry and then they hide their bodies in garage? That's the place =)

J.K. Rowling used these two streets as main inspiration for Knockturn and Diagon Alley ♥

oh and look there's Daniel Radcliffe's signature and also if you look closely you can spot the signed copy of Harry Potter book which is so expensive they don't even have price tag on it ♪

So this was how my potterhead dreams came true ♥
Now I really want to re-read all the books or go bundle up in blankets and watch The Goblet of Fire =D

Oh, and what's your Patronus btw. ?
Mine is Aardvark ! the cutest animal ever

Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥

18 komentářů:

  1. OMG! Na tenhle článek jsem se mega těšila. Jakože z těch studií by mě už nikdy nikdo nedostal. Zůstala bych tam už navěky. Vypadá to už z fotek naprosto úchvatně. Doufám, že se mi jednou podaří se tam podívat.:)

    1. My jsme měli limit 3 hodiny a málem jsme to nestihli zpátky na bus, takže jestli tam pojedem ještě někdy tak MHDčkem, abych tam mohla být jak dlouho chci =D ono je to otevřený až docela dost do večera, takže tam můžeš člověk zevlovat celej den *o* (což jsme nevěděli, že to bude až tak časově náročný)

  2. woooow <3 pure magic!!! so happy for you guys :D

    I'm always about to cry when I think about all the wonderful work that's put into those movies... all those whimsical details!!!
    I'd be so proud to say I designed/made that box of Bertie Bott's every flavour beans... or anything else :D
    everything looks so fantastic!! <3 respect!

    thanks for sharing all these lovely pictures ^ - ^

    1. Me too =D there's so much amazing work done for these movies - so many details ! ♥

  3. Páni, to je boží! Úplně do toho prostředí zapadáte.)))

  4. Úžasný! Tak tam bych taky moc chtěla!
    (Jsi zaregistrovaná na Pottermore? Vyšel ti tam Mrzimor? Zkoušela jsi nový test na přidělení patrona? A jaká kolej v Ilvermorny? A tvá hůlka?:D)

    1. jo jo jo na pottermore jsem dělala test celkem třikrát - kdysi dávno, když jsem byla ještě hrozně dark&evil tak mi vyšel Zmijozel, ale pak jsem se k tomu někdy dva roky/rok zpátky vrátila, udělala nový účet a vyšel mi samozřejmě Mrzimor (což jsem si myslela celou dobu, protože já jsem přesně takovej člověk co by tam zapadl =D) JENŽE potom udělali to nový Pottermore a já samozřejmě ztratila heslo a nepamatovala si ten kód z minula a teď mi z nějakýho neznámýho důvodu vyšel Nebelvír -_- což jako ne ne... no ale můj patronus je HRABÁČ což je nejvíc nejroztomilejší zvířátko, takže to beru... a Ilvermorny jsem ještě nedělala... a hůlku si z toho starýho nepamatuju =/ někdy si ten test udělám na tom novým, ale mě tam hrozně štve ten Nebelvír =D

    2. Vidíš, mi kdysi dávno vyšel Nebelvír, ještě na tom starém Pottermoru. A teď nově, když jsem si založila účet (taky jsem si nepamatovala ty staré údaje), mi vyšel Havraspár, takže YEEES! (Ale dělala jsem si účet pak ještě jednou, protože mi vyšla jako patron klisna. A to jsem odmítla akceptovat - a navíc jsem ten test nějak pokazila, u některých otázek, jak nejsem nejlepší angličtinář, jsem luštila moc dlouho, až prosvištěly okolo. Na další a lepší pokus mi pak vyšla vážka, takže yay!) Hůlku mám asi stejnou, jako na minulém Pottermoru, prostě žíně z jednorožce a tisové dřevo :)

  5. This is incredible! Despite living in the UK - admittedly on the opposite side of the country, near Bristol - I've never been to the studio tour. Would love to go someday though.

    Proud Hufflepuff and my patronus on Pottermore was a Bay Stallion. I took it once and got a dragonfly which even with all the meanings behind it is very not me so I redid my account and finally got sorted into Hufflepuff (Gryffindor originally and Ravenclaw on the re-sort) and retook the patronus test and got the horse. I always felt it would be a cat, horse or owl so that finally worked out :D

    1. You definitelly should visit WB Studios - it's AMAZING and totally worth the travel =)

      I'm not happy about the new test on Pottermore, because it sorted me to Gryffindor D= that's absolutely not me ! The new test is too short -_- but I'm happy about my patronus Aardvark so now I don't want to make a new account =/ fuu *first world problems*

      Bay Stallion is such a cool patronus !

  6. Já nějak zaspala že jsi uveřejnila tenhle článek!! :D
    Je to pecka! Ty fotky a povídání a všechno 💜 T___T :)
    Bože ale některý fotky jsou fakt creepy teda...... :D Bathilda, ty masky smrtijedů, no už jsem o tom psala na FB.. :D
    Ta místnost na lektvary! Úžasný!
    A co ten ležák - jak to chutnalo? :D

    1. aaa ten ležák byl horor =D je to jakože bublinková limonáda (nevim co za příchuť) a na to ti naprděj takovou pěnu co chutná jako...tekutá cukrová vata, nebo maršmelouni, nebo oboje dohromady =D jako dítě bych to milovala, ale teď už jsme asi too old for this shit =D bylo to hrozně sladkýýý (a tak naštěstí to nechutnalo po másle =D)

  7. OOooh, all that Hufflepuff merch! Our house is far too often neglected when it comes to other shops, but obviously the official store would never let us down! I'll have to go there, too, when I visit London in the (hopefully not too far) future!

    1. That's true ! I was a bit sad that they didn't have any Quidditch-Hufflepuff merch ... only one pin, which I bought =D I wanted the knitted scarf with big HUFFLEPUFF on it, but they had only Slytherin and Gryffindor -_- but still... I bought some pretty cool Hufflepuff stuff, so I'm happy =)

  8. Mohla bych se ještě zeptat?

    Fotila ses u toho nástupiště 9 a 3/4 u toho obchodu? Protože ta fronta tam, když jsem tam teď nedávno byla, mi přišla úplně děsivá. Navíc to tam okupovali ti lidé z obchodu a přímo tě tam s tím fotili... Za což bych si ale asi dost připlatila...

    Nebo je možnost projít ještě přímo k nástupištím, kde je to nástupiště s vozíkem ještě jednou, a kde je to bez davů?

    Děkuji! :)

    1. Ahoj :) já jsem se se na Nástupišti 9 a 3/4 fotila přímo ve WB Studiu, tam jich je několik kde se můžeš fotit sama a jedno kde ti půjčí za pár fufňů šálu a vyfotí fotograf

      Jinak u nástupišť nic není, aby tam neotravovali Potterheadi, tak jim právě postavili na focení ten u obchůdku :D

  9. Dnes jsme absolvovali totéž, tak mě večer na hotelu napadlo znovu si vyhledat tenhle post :). Z toho, co máš na fotkách, se nezměnilo vůbec nic - jen nevím, jestli už před dvěma lety byla speciální expozice Zapovězený les. Nechápu, jak jste to za 3 hodiny zvládli, my tam byli 7 a vrátili se s totálně ušoupanýma nohama :D. Máslový ležák není špatný, když se prokoušeš tou maršmelounovo-vanilkovou pěnou :D. Ale nic zlého netuše jsme si ho dali jako pivo k hot dogu a kombinace to byla podivná :D.