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Wizarding World - Diagon Alley Discussion - Part 2

Discussion in 'Wizarding World - Diagon Alley' started by bobwadd, Oct 5, 2013.

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  1. Verytallallguy

    Verytallallguy Newcomer

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    Night bus trees are American Planes (sycamores)...I emailed guest services to find out.
    The hybrid of your sycamore & the oriental plane produced the London Plane species in the late 1660s.
    All three species are in the platinus genus.
    Planes are all over the uk including London. Also found in NYC, Toronto & Sydney.
    London plane leaves fill out end of May.
     
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    Danke verytall. What an odd choice for Central Florida.
     
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    Your welcome Teebs!
     
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    Update from today! Sorry in advance for some of the quality, I used my phone today and some shots came out blurry


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    Great pics Hate! I'm so glad to see that the beige on the false store fronts was just an underlying color. It wont seem like such a big wall of tan between Kings cross and the book store.
     
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    welcome back HTF!!!!!!
     
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    Off topic, but the HTF that we've been randomly seeing around is not the original correct? In his goodbye, Hate wrote, "I'm also retiring and leaving the HTF alias to the site and will no longer be affiliated with it here or on Twitter."

    So someone has taken up the mantle?
     
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    No it's him. Newest podcast explains it but the real deal is back on te forums and podcast
     
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    Wow, awesome photo update, HTF! Welcome back.

    Sure are a lot of trees on that berm. Makes me happy :)
     
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    Thanks so much for the pics, HTF! Great to have you back, man! :cheers:
     
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    Yes HTF is back!
     
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    There is always so much to look at, so I guess I missed that the Screed building has two-toned sections of different types of bricks. The two types of bricks are made to look like bricks and not "painted brick", yet the molding across the top implies one building. Why is that, what is this implying?

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    I did a little investigating and it was painted either on the 21st or 22nd. In a video from Timtracker on youtube on 4/21 its not painted but it is on photos and video from 4/23. as to what its supposed to represent I don't know. Maybe the building its based on really looks like that or maybe it supposed to be an entrance to Leaky Cauldron invisible to muggles?
     
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    Yes, even the window trim on top has been aged and darkened a bit compared to trim on the windows above the more ochre colored bricks. It is as if it is a nod to Grimmauld in some way. Leaky may be part of the explanation.

    Thanks for pointing out Timtrackers vid. I thought I had been asleep at the wheel... but turns out it was just painted that way, perhaps 2-3 days ago. Hmmm. AG gives me ulcers.
     
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    ^ Thanks for the very nice closeup pictures!
     
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    Leaky Cauldron is supposed to be between a book store and a record store, and the entrance is invisible to Muggles. We don't have the record store but there is a book store and a "hidden" entrance to LC, I presume.

    I'm still confused about why the Diagon Alley entrance doesn't go through the LC like in the books; it looks like Leicester Square Tube Station is the main entrance. Speaking of which, I'm dreading hearing the incorrect pronounciation of "Leicester."
     
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    This made me chuckle.:lol:
     
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