Travel Photo of the Day (May 29)

Does this look familiar?  This photo is for all of the Harry Potter fans out there.  During my visit to Christ Church, Oxford I saw the staircase where Professor McGonagall welcomed Harry and his classmates to Hogwarts in the movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.  

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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31 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (May 29)

  1. scrapydo says:

    Goodness me, very interesting. I haven’t seen any Harry Potter films.(bad girl me!) I visited Weta world here and was speechless when seeing all there props and film clips on Lord of the ring.

    • TBM says:

      I would love to the the stuff from Lord of the Rings. I loved that movie series as well. And the books are really enjoyable. Don’t worry many people on our tour hadn’t watched Harry Potter either.

  2. Jo Bryant says:

    Oh wow…what I wouldn’t give to see that for real.

  3. No, way, no way, no way!!!!! That is awesome! Daniel went to Oxford, but he didn’t see that. Can you tell I am a Harry Potter freak?!? Have you seen Diagon Alley in London? We saw that when we were on the Jack the Ripper Walk, and you could really tell it was the same alley from the movie. Oh, you are soooo lucky!! Ok, I’ll shut up now 🙂

    • TBM says:

      I haven’t been to Diagon Alley yet or done a Jack the Ripper walk. My best friend really wants to do the Jack the Ripper walk so I am waiting for her to visit. They have Harry Potter tours that I want to do. I loved the movies and books. I worked in a bookstore when the last Potter book was released. All of the hoopla was crazy. And her security measures where intense. I worked in the back and saw most of the books before they hit the shelves. Except for the Harry Potter books. They were in boxes that were locked and could not be open until they went on sale. And we all had to sign contracts saying that we would not break any of her rules. All of us were a little scared of her power.

  4. What a fun bit of movie trivia!

  5. I remember that scene! Wow I can’t believe it’s been 10 years! I miss going to see the new movies in theather when they would come out. I visited Platform 9 and 3/4 in London! 🙂

  6. buddhafulkat says:

    That’s so neat – I’m envious (in a good way)! I’m content to live vicariously through this photo, but if I ever it to Oxford, this will be a must see for me. Wonderful shot, the image is framed well.

    • TBM says:

      Thanks. Oxford is beautiful and has many literary connections, which I got a kick out of. I had to wait a long time for the stairs to be empty for this shot and only had one chance to take it. Glad it worked it. It was a point and shoot and no funny stuff 🙂

  7. zelmare says:

    Would love to visit Oxford. And Harry Potter… 😉 I’ve seen the movie, but cannot recall this scene. Reason for me to watch it again?

  8. My stepdaughter would love seeing that. She is obsessed with Harry Potter. I guess you can tour the place where they filmed the school scenes too.

  9. Madhu says:

    My little grandson was thrilled to see this 🙂

  10. I didn’t recognize it, but then again I haven’t seen the movie. I’m a decade behind the Harry Potter series. lol

  11. Fergiemoto says:

    How cool is that! Thanks for this bit of trivia.

  12. Lynne Ayers says:

    These would be a nice addition to a door collection … great doors with a bit of film history attached.

  13. Myra GB says:

    Oh wow. I had goosebumps looking at it. 🙂

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