Slowly, slowly I am getting through these posts! Funnily enough, the photos from this day have required very little editing, despite them being such quick snaps when I took them, but going through so many photos and even just cropping/resizing is taking a while haha. Not only that but as I've said over and over - I don't want to post these back to back. The same thing consecutively gets boring not only for the reader but for me putting the posts together too, so hang tight as I don't even think we are at the half way point yet! :P
Selfishly I have to be thankful that our visit was in December as if it had been after the terribly sad loss of the late, great Alan Rickman I would have been an absolute mess, after composing myself from the Great Hall meltdown.
Also, let us just take a second to admire the lighting before moving on.
I know these don't really fit in with the previous classroom, however, they are situated across from it in the tour and as they are such a huge part of Hogwarts I couldn't exactly leave them out!
How cool is it that they have a few with the green screen in so you can see how they make the ones that move etc?!
Now we're taking a quick trip down into the grounds to visit Hagrid and Fang at his hut. I loved this too (obviously) though I was so surprised as to how small it was! We're all Hagrid fans aren't we? So taking into account the size too, it's no surprise that this was the most crowded set we had come to this far! It was very hard to get in and get a photo so I wanted to try and get an alternative look, hence the photo peeking through the window. Hagrid could have done with his head as well I reckon haha.
Last for this post is a simple muggle pinboard. A super interesting one for any fellow animal lovers as it had photos and mini profiles on all of the animal actors who portrayed Hedwig, Mr Norris, Crookshanks and the many, many different dogs who were cast to play Fang! Some of the 'Fangs' didn't find their fame sadly and were never seen on screen. I love how many of the animal actors were rescues, though!
And that's it for part 4. Click the links below for the previous 3 posts in this mini-series.