September 7th, 2009

Weird Al -- with me

July 9th-Scottish Highlands

So I'm back to posting photos from my UK trip! The Highlands will have quite a large number of posts since I took many photos of it! I visited the Highlands twice on my trip; before the HP fan trip and during the HP fan trip. Despite meeting Stan (Viktor Krum), seeing all those wonderful filming locations, and going to Paris the Highlands was by far my favorite part of the trip. Well, not quite. It's equal to how much I loved seeing Stonehenge.

Anyway, I'm going to try to go on the other HP fan trip in 2011 and I'm definitely going to stay in the UK much longer then I did this year. I'll make a real trip out of the Highlands, and this includes visiting the Isle of Skye and spending more then two days there.

If you ignore the man's reflection, this is a really nice photo
Weather---Monty Python


Sorry it's so blurry, I was on the other side of the coach and got only a second warning before we saw it! What's so special about this blurry castle? It's the castle from Monty Python and the Holy Grail!. Various scenes were filmed at Doune Castle. The very beginning where Arthur and Patsy "ride" up to the castle and get in a fight with the guards over coconuts and swallows was filmed here. So was the Swamp Castle scenes with the lovely Herbert and Lancelot. Castle Anthrax and the Camelot song scene are also filmed here. Castle Argggghhhh wasn't filmed here, that was filmed in Western Scotland. Next time I'm in the UK I plan on visiting Castle Doune as a Python fan but at least I got a glimpse! Castle Doune is located near Stirling, Scotland..not in the Highlands

A piper :)