Monday, 26 February 2018

HP & The Dark Arts // The Yule Ball, Portraits & More

It seems I've left a little longer between the posts in this series than I'd hoped to! Just like everything else I suppose haha. Since starting my 2nd (and 3rd) job/s back during last May, it has really eaten up my 'spare' time so I have less of it available for blogging and in particular the most time-consuming part for me - photo editing!
So yes, these photos are now almost 6 months goodness! They were taken when Mam, Kerri and I went down to the WB Studios at Leavesden during the Dark Arts feature, for my birthday in October. As it was Mam and I's second visit (the first being in December 2015 for my Mam's birthday) I wondered how much of a difference there would be to photograph other than the decor which you can see in the first post from this series and the newly opened Forbbiden Forrest. As you'll see if you look back on my posts from our first time there, there were many changes among some familiar sets...

This post is a little shorter than others as I didn't want to mix too many sections together and these are the only photos I have of these sets. The Yule Ball props were in the same position as they were on our previous visit with one rather large addition - Madame Olympe Maxime's dress from the evening.
The wall of portraits had been moved from around the corner, replacing the gates to that now lead to the Forbidden Forrest and so are further on in the tour, but an addiction I assume was part of the dark arts feature was one of Umbridge's costumes surrounded by some of the crashed-to-the-floor decrees! It looked super cool and I'm kicking myself for not getting more photos of it.
You'll be familiar with the beautiful 'fat lady' portrait I'm sure and she is your hint for the next post...

See the previous posts in this series here -
Halloween at Hogwarts // The Great Hall

Check out my full 'The Making of Harry Potter' series (photos from the WB Studio Tour) from Winter 2015 below -
Part 12 - Hogwarts Castle and the Wand Room


  1. Gorgeous pictures - I really want to get back here for a visit!

    1. Thanks! When did you last visit?? There was a lot this time that had changed since our previous visit which was fab.