Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Platform 9¾


Here's one for Harry Potter fans.... Platform 9¾ is the secret platform on Kings Cross station from where you could board the Hogwarts Express if you walked directly at the solid barrier between Platforms 9 & 10. (Mrs Weasley advised that "you should do it at a bit of a run if you're nervous").  Some of the filming was done at the station and this plaque and disappearing luggage trolley are there to commemorate it.  Rather unromantically, it has moved around a great deal and is actually nowhere near platforms 9 and 10, having now been moved to the new concourse.  But there is always somebody having a go at storming the wall and it provides a good photographic opportunity, especially if you have Harry-Potter-mad kids.

11 comments:

  1. I think I would make the picture! so mythic.. :o))

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  2. Oh, don't tell my nine year old son! We'd be there in full costume.

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  3. Excellent! SW is a very big Harry Potter fan, at the moment, although Mum says she's a tad too young to see the films. Still, something for her to look forward to.

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  4. It's a nice touch. Major railway stations are becoming more than just places to depart from.

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  5. I'm glad you explained it all to me. I would never have guessed what it was all about other than it looks like a fun bit of Art.
    I see you worked out the reply comment setting.

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  6. And now we'll have Muggles trying to board the Hogwarts Express! Next thing we know Diagon Alley will become a tourist venue. ;>

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  7. Interesting. I would have thought the authorities were too uptight to commemorate the filming of Harry Potter.

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  8. That is pretty cool. ~Lili

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  9. Love it! Good for whoever authorized this!

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