Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What Do You Mean... "I Can't Live Here?"

What do you mean “I can’t live here?”

I have always dreamed that I would live in a castle.

When I was little, I believed that just like Cinderella, Belle, and Jasmine, I too belonged in a multistory Renaissance-esque strong hold with servants, pretty dresses … the works. A white carriage, glass slippers, magic genie, dancing tableware, I would have it all. As I got older, however, I realized my parents weren’t part of a royal family in hiding looking for refuge in America, nor was I adopted (although occasionally my mom would beg to differ.) Disney‘s fairytale stories set me up for disappointment. I was SUPPOSED to be a princess, did no one understand that?

Well, time moved on and I grew up. I still want to live in a castle.

Let me point out, I am not referring to a castle without running water or with bugs. I do not want to travel back in time during an age where you were given blood sucking leeches if you were ill. I also wouldn’t prefer to travel horseback everywhere I go – those beasts scare me. (Another story, another time.)

I want to live in Hogwarts castle.

During my recent adventures to Hogsmeade and Hogwarts, I got to see the castle UP CLOSE and PERSONAL, and I have made my decision – I am going to teach there. I know, I know, I need to go back to school first. But how awesome would that be?? Hope J will be on board with the decision.

Here are a few pictures of my future home and place of employment. ..
(By the way, I was the creepy one touching everything I could. The walls were real stone too – but wouldn’t you expect it from a castle?? I would!)

Carpet map of Hogwarts… Love It!!!

Ok Harry Potter Fans… my mind has drawn a mental blank. This looked sooo familiar, but I don’t know what it is. Help!

If you look closely, the crest is on the fireplace!

The Chalk Board in the Defense Against the Dark Arts (DADA) room…


A good picture of one of the house founders… if only I could figure out which one.

Some of the banners hanging from the ceiling in the DADA

Telescope! (You can see I was taking pictures of EVERYTHING!)

This was the hallway with the moving staircases and all of the talking pictures. I wish my camera had a better flash so you could see more.

The door/picture to the Gryffindor common room.

Dumbledore’s Room!

Oh those screaming plants. Good think I had the proper ear ware!

More tapestry pictures!!! 

Gold Statue holding Hogwarts. Has anyone seen this before?

Another gold statue…


House points… who is winning??

Info Board.. I think..

Pensive!! Ready to see some memories!

The Phoenix Entry… to the headmaster’s office

In the upper left corner of the picture, I saw a really neat depiction of Quidditch.

Sorting hat!!

Some stained glass?

More tapestry. Hahaha. (I was taking random pictures at this point.)

So maybe I underestimated my “few” pictures. I hope you enjoyed them!! Move – in day…. TBA!

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