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Harry Potter Studios – part 2

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Following my last post

This morning I was watching all the pictures I took that day, to choose a few to post here.  The memories of the joy I felt deep inside that day popped up at once. I posted a couple of pictures on FB and you can read it in my eyes how extremely happy I was. Those memories and for sure that feeling of well-being is here to stay.

So I wrote I was allowed to open the huge door to enter the Hogwarts Hall, since it was my birthday. Halloween was in the air, thus the Hall was decorated accordingly

DSC_0857.JPGKids could play with magic fluids and practice with basic potionsDSC_0952.JPGEverything appeared in the movies was there. Stuff in the room of Necessities, a full wardrobe of any piace of cloth wore on set, magic tricks explained and tons of details to spot.

No post on Sunday!DSC_0052.JPGHagrid’s motorbikeDSC_0964The Black family treeDSC_1004.JPGGodric Gryffindor’s sword (in Dumbledore’s office)DSC_0949.JPGThe “ice” sculpture from the Yule BallDSC_0879.JPGAnd obviously, the Hogwarts ExpressDSC_1041.JPGwith Harry, Ron and Hermione’s stuffDSC_0007.JPGThe Magic is Might Statue at the Ministry of MagicDSC_1019.JPG

The outside was just as amazing as the inside (it was a sunny day, yeah!)DSC_0022.JPGWe witnessed a cruel battleDSC_0035.JPGThe Knight BusDSC_0021.JPG

More on parte 3!

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Harry Potter Studios, London

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Almost a year has gone from my last post and so much happened.
2017 was not my year. Can’t say it was a total disaster, though I’ve seen people I love struggling with a harsh reality and made a few mistakes myself. But (and it’s a huge one) amazing things happened as well.

A new life was born.
A friend got married and his wedding was a special day for all of us friends and, obviously, said couple.
Dance lessons went supergood and helped me an awful lot to cope with anxiety issues and those above-mentioned mistakes.
I reconciled with a part of me and someone who introduced me to a whole new group of friends I am so grateful I have met.
I managed to travel a tiny bit and spend a whole week in South of Italy, getting suntanned and lost in a place I definitely feel part of. But I don’t wanna talk about the trip to Caribbean, definitely not a lucky choice.

So, even though 2017 took its toll on me, I want to believe things are changing. A tiny bit at the time maybe, but I have the strong feeling life is getting better.
I have a few resolutions for this year (and the ones to come), hopefully I will be able to stick to. No anxiety (or at least definitely less), stop overanalysing, a bit more carelessness, more dancing, less alohol and sugar (but count me in for cookies!) and, as every year, 100% more travelling.

Talking about travelling… I spent my last birthday in a place that made me happy beyond measureDSC_0844

Before entering the sets where the movies were shot, the audience was asked if it was somebody’s birthday.. raised my hand faster than Hermione would have! I was thus allowed to open the huge wood door to enter the main hall! I can’t even describe how I was feeling. Thrilled, dazzled, bursting with joy. I was smiling like a kid on her best day so far (it kinda was) and almost got emotional. Who am I kidding? I cried a bit a couple of times while visiting  and was smiling so hard my gums hurt at the end of the day.

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Sets were one close to the other but this didn’t spoil the magic atmosphere at all.
Before entering I expected the place packed with kids in costume and their parents, and yeah, there were many, but mostly there were childless adults exploring the huge Studios in total awe.

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Snape’s class / the potion room was one of the best. So many details, even a couple of magic tricks, bottles everywhere completed with proper labels.. just wow!

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Chamber of secrets’ door is one of their masterpieces. We were said it works the way we see it in the movie, but only the creator can actually open it. The sequence to make it work is a secret itself, ain’t it amazing?

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The Burrow is were I felt emotional the most. The moment I spot the Weasleys (better, their clothes), I knew that was home. Observed all the details and took tons of picture.. and it was time to go exploring again!

DSC_1027 As we entered the Forbidden Forest, we met Buckbeak. If you bow, he will too and let you pet him.. perfect!

More on part 2!