The world set up by J.K. Rowling kept our childlike imaginations and sense of wonder in peak condition throughout the Harry Potter series. The descriptive imagery was enough to keep me enthralled in the magical settings of Hogwarts and Diagon Alley for years.
Then in 2001, Warner Bros. brought this fictional fantasy world to life by creating the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Recently, Warner Bros. and Harper Collins partnered up to create the book Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films.
The book goes on sale today, and while I think it's a must for a Potterhead's bookshelf already, to get a sneak peek at all of the goodies locked away inside, check out some of the images below:
Professor Umbridge's Office
Not even all that pink could come close to completely disguising Umbridge's evil soul.
Number 12 Grimmauld Place
Here are Sirus and Regulus' rooms (respectively). There's some serious wear and tear on both rooms, paired nicely with their Gryffindor and Slytherin House pride. We can also see the Black family tree where a few notable defectors have been burned from the tapestry.
The Yule Ball
I would pay anything to dance the night away to the Weird Sisters, under the twinkly fairy lights, and basically live out this scene:
The second piece is reportedly a sketch by J.K. Rowling herself that she drew on a napkin for production designer Stuart Craig.
Clearly the perfect place to buy all of your school supplies and the occasional treat from Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlor.
Which of these moving portraits would you most want to hang in your room? For aesthetic reasons and for personal advice, I'm thinking Dumbledore. On the other hand, Sir Cadogan could be pretty entertaining!