Platform Nine and Three-Quarters

Monday 13th January 2014, 11.45am (day 872)

Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, 13/1/14

With 40 minutes to kill in King’s Cross station on our way back from Brighton, I entertained myself by watching these activities. When the new King’s Cross was opened a couple of years ago this little memorial had been installed seemingly by the builders, and was left largely unmolested; when the Harry Potter shop opened and colonised it shortly afterwards, and started charging visitors to get their mitts on the trolley, the queues, absent before, started appearing. QED.

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4 thoughts on “Platform Nine and Three-Quarters

  1. Jeyna Grace says:

    I do wish there isn’t a queue when I go there one day though.

    • Drew Whitworth says:

      I guess that’s my point Jeyna. When the new King’s X was first opened the trolley was there but the Harry Potter shop hadn’t set up its barriers around it. At that point no one really troubled the trolley and there were no queues. Once you had to pay to be photographed by it, the queues emerged. I don’t understand people sometimes 🙂

  2. Tri Wahyu says:

    People often curious too much about it. It’s Harry Porter story and everyone try to get a feeling of it if possible.
    The photo remind me when Harry crash to the wall due magic failure in 2nd movie.

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