The Hut on the Rock
In a freezing cold sea, there lies a rather small rock (in comparison to the sea).
On the rock, there is a dilapidated hut. Inside the hut, there are two rooms, and always, the incredibly wet smell of seaweed.
The hut isn't very warm, although there is a fireplace, albeit of not much use since there is no wood and it's already wet.
Just like the sea.
The Dursley House
Outside of Number four Privet Drive, the lawn is green and tidy. Inside, it's even tidier.
The once extravagant fireplace is now boarded up, and the once numerous fine china have been reduced in numbers. There is
a cupboard under the stairs, where you might find a lonely, ugly, small sock. The kitchen is clean and spotless, and everything
is put away neatly. Upstairs you will find four rooms, the smallest being bizarrely messy and inhabited by a snowy owl, a
growing wizard, and the bodies of a few deceased mice. In one room, are many broken toys, and what looks like the bed of a
severely obese teenager. In another room, are unknown items, though it would probably contain a bed and a bedside table. In
the master bedroom sleep the master and mistress of the house, Mr. and Mrs. Dursley. Undoubtedly, the room is unbearably clean.
Home to the wonderful red-headed Weasleys, the burrow apparently 'isn't very much' to wizard standards.
But to Muggles it's fascinating and filled with magical creatures and accessories. It is several stories high, and rather
cramped, but that makes it all the more cozy. Outside are chickens and gnomes, and various remnants of magical equipment and
clothing. The kitchen is where you will most often find Mrs. Weasley, cooking for the many members of her family. There is
a ghoul in the attic, and creaking stairs, and loud noises come from Fred and George's room. Here, Harry feels at home, and
so do Ron, Fred, George, Percy, Ginny, Bill, Charlie, Arthur and Molly Weasley.
Number 12, Grimmauld Place
by heavy magic, and invisible to eye and unthinking mind, Number 12, Grimmauld Place, the old, old house of the pure-blooded
and beautiful Blacks, is now headquarters to the Order of the Phoenix. The house is rather worn and shabby, and somewhat inhabitable.
However, much patience and cleaning is required when dealing with this home. The chandelier and candelabra are shaped like
serpents, and are very dusty. Some odd and grotesque ornamentations to the house are: an umbrella stand made from a troll's
leg, the severed heads of an entire line of house-elves, and screaming portraits of the Black family. Even though the house
is dark and foreboding, it is clear that the Black family was not at all poor, in fact they were rather rich.
Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries
Many wizards and witches get themselves into a spot of trouble.
If the case is very severe, or the witch or wizard in question is unable to heal themselves, a healer at St. Mungo's Hospital
for Magical Maladies and Injuries would be happy to assist them (you). St. Mungo's, or to the muggle-eye called 'Purge and
Dowse Ltd.' There are six floors to St. Mungo's. The Ground Floor is where you enter, and where you stay if you have had an
Artifact Accident. The First Floor is where you go if you have a Creature-Induced Injury. The Second Floor for Magical Bugs,
the third for Potion and Plant Poisoning, the fourth for Spell Damage, and of course, every hospital must have a 'Visitor's
Tea Room and Hospital Shop,' which here is located on the fifth floor. Apparently, the welcome witch will be splendiferously
happy to assist you if you need assistance. Be careful!
The Gryffindor Common Room
Outside the haven of Gryffindor students is the portrait of the
beloved Fat Lady. Give her the password and she will allow you entrance. Inside the Gryffindor Common Room are many comfy,
cozy, squishy and squashy armchairs. Scattered are some tables that hold the spell books of tired and stressed students. Two
staircases go separate ways, one to the girls' dormitory, and one to the boys'. But they all unite every once in a while for
a good party hosted with snacks from Fred and George Weasley.
The Slytherin Common Room
The Slytherin Common Room is underground, quite different from Gryffindor Tower. Lamps hang by chains from the
rough ceiling, and add a greenish tinge to the room. Though the place is undoubtedly dark and rather gloomy, an elaborately
carved mantelpiece hangs above a noisy but splendidly warm fire. And don't forget the stylish chairs that have oversized backs,
to hide the Slytherin's cunning head.
Professor McGonagoll's office/classroom
Known to be one of Hogwarts' strictest teachers, Professor McGonagoll is not someone to cross. She can change
her furniture into farm animals. And if that doesn't shock you, you should see what she gives to students when they are in
trouble. You shouldn't be late to her class, or else she might turn you into a pocket watch. So I suggest you take a seat
in one of the many tables and pay rapt attention to her teachings of Transfiguration, sometimes shown on the drawing board.
Dungeon (Snape's Classroom)
Almost every Hogwarts student dreads the dank, smelly classroom of Professor Severus Snape,
but potions are required of every Hogwarts student below sixth year. So it is obviously very important to try and ignore the
pickled animals floating in glass jars around you. It is very cold, and all around the classroom, in the various cabinets
and jars are stored precious ingredients to make the most difficult potions, and various magical substances are also found
here. The floor, which is made of stone, often falls victim to a cauldron spilling, and occasionally, a student can even escape
the watchful eyes of the professor when this happens. Perhaps even long enough to make a quick dash to the cabinet to grab
some shredded skin of boomslang.
The Headmaster's office is truly a safe and marvelous
place to be. There you can find portraits of the former headmasters and headmistresses of Hogwarts, all probably snoozing
away as soon as your muggle feet step inside the large, circular room. A number of amazing silver wizard instruments stand
on long, narrow tables, and all work to perfection. Fawkes, the headmaster's pet Phoenix should be there staring at you curiously,
and the Sorting Hat might even say, 'Hello!' If you really want to be daring, you might want to find the Pensieve in a drawer,
but it would suit you well to stay put, and wait for the headmaster to return from his duties, and to sit in his high chair
as the supreme learned one of Hogwarts.
Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom
Moaning Myrtle's bathroom is deserted,
and gloomy. There is one large, cracked mirror above a row of chipped sinks. The floor is usually wet, due to the fact that
Myrtle likes to flood her toilet, of which she rarely comes out of. There are stubby candles which burn faintly; probably
the only source of light. The doors to the stalls are torn and flaky, and Myrtle's constant moping keeps almost everybody
away from this haunted, depressing bathroom.
The jolly half-giant, gamekeeper and Care of Magical
Creatures Teacher, lives in a small hut at the edge of the Forbidden Forest. Inside is only one room, with a large bed in
the corner. Game and fowl hang from the ceiling, and there is no stove, just an open fire. Undoubtedly, there are many cabinets
that contain kettles, cooking pots and large tea mugs, some of which have held a rat in the past.
The Great Hall
The Great Hall of Hogwarts is where Hogwart's hungry students come to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. Many great
feasts are also held here, like the Halloween feast, the Christmas feast, and the end of the year feast. For each feast, the
decorations are changed, but remain extravagant. Still, the five long tables remain, for placed vertically, one placed horizontally.
And don't forget, the ceiling depicts the weather outside.
The Hogwarts Quidditch Field
This is where every
student at Hogwarts wants to be. Some are just happy to be sitting in the raised seats, but some dream of flying around on
the field, playing the glorious game of Quidditch. On either edge of the field are three fifty feet high hoops.
Defense Against the Dark Arts Room
Here, is Hogwarts most renowned class. The job, rumored to be jinxed, has head a
new teacher every school year. The first year, when Professor Quirrel taught this class, you might have come out smelling
strongly of garlic. When Gilderoy Lockhart took up the job, you would have learned about how he banished a banshee, or some
equally heroic feat. The walls were covered with his pictures. When Professor Lupin taught, the classroom was filled with
excitement, possibly about the fact that they were actually going to learn something, or because there was a terrifying monster
at the front of the room. And 'Alastor Moody' also taught, and then, the room was filled with dark arts detectors. But, the
room got the biggest makeover when Dolores Jane Umbdrige came to Hogwarts. The room was astonishingly pretty in pink.
All Hogwarts students are never allowed access to the Forbidden Forest, though some rule-breaking
ones always find their way in. The Forbidden Forest takes up a good part of the Hogwarts' grounds, and it's filled with all
sorts of horribly shaped trees that are large in size. Among the numerous magical creatures in the forest are centaurs, giant
spiders, and even werewolves! Occasionally, you might come across something that resembles an oversized troll, but it's only
a runty giant. However, there are also gentle and pure creatures such as the unicorn. As tempted as you might be to go and
see the wonderfully white unicorns, it's best to stay out of the Forbidden Forest.
The Prefect's Bathroom
might think it terribly boring to be a prefect of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but you might change your mind
if you could only see the bathroom of the prestigious prefects. There is a swimming pool in the middle of the bathroom, which
is made of white marble as is the rest of the bathroom. It is lit by a wonderfully beautiful candle-lit chandelier. Around
the pool's edges are many golden-colored taps with a brilliantly colored jewel inset into the tap. The taps supply different
kinds of bubble-bath. There's even a diving board beside the swimming pool. You'll find towels to be in stock, but privacy
might be a little harder to fetch, although no one will watch from the windows. If you're a rather good-looking young man,
you might find Moaning Myrtle watching you, or the beautiful blonde mermaid flirting with you.
King's Cross Station- Platform 9 and 3/4
Many young wizards, such
as the famous Harry Potter, eagerly await the trip to Hogwarts from Platform 9 3/4. In order to do that though, they must
go to King's Cross Station in London, by way of muggle transportation since it is a muggle train station. Between Platforms
9 and 10, there is a barrier. To any muggle this wall seems perfectly solid. But to Hogwarts students; however, it is the
gateway to getting away from home and getting to Hogwarts. Through the barrier one goes, and then they find themselves among
a horde of students, all saying goodbye to parents. Such is the bitter sweetness of platform 9 '.
The Hogwarts Express
The brilliant red train is one of the many treasured ways of transportation
for Harry Potter. He can fly on his broomstick, travel by Floo Powder, get hurled by a portkey or nearly fall out of a flying
Ford Anglia. In any which way, young Harry enjoys traveling on the steam engine the most. Mainly Hogwarts students ride it,
as the only three adults ever to be reported on board are the food lady, the Hogwarts Express conductor and former Professor
Remus J. Lupin. There have also been reports of missing toads, biting rats, and scary dementors on the wonderfully huge train.
Flourish and Blott's Wizard Bookshop
In Diagon Alley lies Flourish and Blott's, the wizard
bookshop. They carry every kind of wizard book, autobiographies, and history books, spell books, etc. Hogwarts students come
here to buy their books before the start of term. Often, famous authors can be found here amidst the endless number of fans
vying for their autograph.
Madam Malkin's Robes For All Occasions
Another shop in Diagon Alley, Madam Malkin's
Robes For All Occasions makes good business come start of Hogwarts term. Sometime Madam Malkin herself will assist you. In
any case, she and her employees make beautiful robes for all occasions, and for nice prices too.
Every wizard or witch needs a wand. And no one sells finer wands in Diagon Alley then Ollivanders, in business
since 382 B.C. The place is dusty and quiet, but that shouldn't ruin its reputation. Ollivander's has sold wands to famous
and powerful wizards, such as Lily and James Potter, Harry Potter and even He-who-must-not-be-named. The wands comes in a
narrow box, and there are seemingly thousands of wands, piled high to the ceiling. A very lovely selection of wands indeed,
but you must remember: The wand chooses the wizard.
Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlor
In Diagon Alley,
you can find this ice cream parlor. Any kind of ice cream is sold here, ranging from sundaes to double-scoops. All are sold
by the magical and knowledgeable Florean Fortescue.
The Leaky Cauldron
The Leaky Cauldron is a dark but cheery
wizard pub and inn. Wizards can find refuge from curious muggle eyes in this comfy place. The Leaky Cauldron's owner and innkeeper,
known as 'Tom,' will be happy to assist you. In the back area, if a wizard takes out his or her wand, and taps the third brick
from the left above the trash bin the wall turns into an archway that leads into Diagon Alley. So, the Leaky Cauldron is the
haven for wizards and witches. Muggles can walk right by without even noticing.
The Hog's Head
Located in Hogsmeade, this smelly, and rather dirty pub, gives off the impression
of having never been cleaned. Hermione Granger would describe it as "dodgy" and "a place where I don't think we'll be heard."
Since the windows are incapable of supplying light, the tables (which are rough and wooden) are lit by the stubs of candles.
Everything is unpleasantly dusty, from the floors to the windows and even the butterbeer bottles.
the magnificent sweet shop of the all wizarding city of Hogsmeade runs a secret passageway. When you go through it, you will
be extremely relieved to find yourself at the trapdoor that leads into the cellar of Honeydukes. Eager as your stomach may
be to consume all the delicious sweets inside Honeydukes, you need to be careful because a rather rotund man often comes up
to get more crates of various candies. Or, you can be like a normal witch or wizard and come through the front door.
The Three Broomsticks is a magical saloon where almost any kind of drink is served. Students and
Professors of Howgarts love to come in on chilly days for a wonderfully warm drink. It's usually quite crowded, and is generally
not a good place to hold secret meetings (for students, that is). But the professors can get a nice private chat what with
all the hubbub between students over chocolate frog cards.
Zonko's Joke Shop
Here is where students go to
fill their pockets with little toys to cause havoc. Dungbombs, Hiccup Sweets, Frog-spawn Soap, Nose biting teacups, and other
hoodlum accessories are sold here. Fred and George Weasley, along with Lee Jordan, practically pick the store clean. Though
I'm sure they aren't the first. The Marauders were the first of their kind.
The Shrieking Shack
The Shrieking Shack scares the creeps out of little children who hear
about it. It is the most haunted location in Britain, and adolescents enjoy teasing each other about the violent spirits who
allegedly reside there. But, the Shrieking Shack no longer shrieks or shakes with horrifying noises. In fact, it has remained
silent for years. Under the Whomping Willow, there is a secret passage that leads to the inside of the Shrieking Shack. The
interior of this foreboding little shack is perhaps like any other house inhabited by a werewolf. The curtains are torn, it's
awfully dust, and the bed is a mother's worst nightmare. Back in the day, a werewolf (young Remus Lupin) used to come in there
and destruct the place after he transformed from a person to a werewolf. After that, three other rowdy boys would come in
after him and they would have the time of their life. They were known as the Marauders: Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs.