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Game of Thrones Exhibition in Oslo

29 Apr

Warning: Some of the pictures contains spoilers for season 3!

Good evening! Today I woke up super early to get on the train to Oslo, to visit the official Game of Thrones exhibition. The exhibit started on Saturday and ends on Wednesday, and has been a huge hit. The queue on Saturday was insane, people who showed up early still had to wait around five hours, and it wasn’t much better on Sunday. I figured some of the insanity would have settled down on Tuesday though, especially if showing up early when most people are at school or work.

Turns out I was correct, my friend and I showed up at about 9:30, they started letting people in at 10 and we went inside about 10:30. That’s an acceptable waiting time, especially considering everything was free.

One of the first objects we saw when entering the building was Daenerys’ costumes, which were even more beautiful up close than on the screen. And how tiny must Emilia Clarke be? Those outfits and mannequins were so small! All of the costumes in the show interest me greatly, I find it so fascinating how much details there is, and everything looks so authentic. I think my favourite piece in the exhibit is Cersei’s costume, it’s absolutely beautiful.

The coolest thing in the exhibit by far was the “Ascend the Wall”, a virtual reality experienceĀ usingĀ Oculus Rift technology. I was stood in a small cage of sorts, got my glasses and headphones on, and suddenly I was in the north of Westeros, wind blowing in my hair, and I was rapidly approaching the top of the wall in a wooden lift that seemed quite unstable. As I reached the top I turned around as instructed, and slowly “walked” nearer the edge where I stopped and looked around me. The feeling was intense and so realistic! Not recommended for those with fear of heights though. Suddenly my body jerked (someone grabbed and shook me) and I fell over the edge, the ground came closer and then everything turned white. Scary! But super fun.

Ascend The Wall

The whole room was filled with large photos from the show, concept art, miniatures and props, and there were also TV-screens here and there showing behind-the-scenes-footage and clips of every single character on the show has died. There was also an In Memoriam picture wall with pictures and names.

And of course, one can’t go to a Game of Thrones exhibit and not go on the Iron Throne! The queue for taking a picture on the desired seat went surprisingly quick, and I suddenly found myself sitting on what is supposedly the most uncomfortable royal throne there is. I must say I felt right at home, and doesn’t “Hedvig, Queen of Westeros, first of her name” have a nice ring to it?

Bow down, peasants.

Bow down, peasants.

All in all, a great experience!

The Day of the Doctor

1 Dec

Right, so I should really have posted this a week ago, but that didn’t happen. Oh well!

About a week ago I went to the cinema to see the 50th Anniversay of Doctor, which was absolutely brilliant! It was amazing how the whole cinema was full of Whovians, half of which had Sonic Screwdrivers, lots of people with fezzes, suspenders, scarfs and stuff like that. I LOVE fellow Whovians, we’re such a nice group of people!

Sonic

I was so so happy with the episode, seeing David Tennant as the Doctor again was amazing, and John Hurt did such a good job as the “missing” Doctor. I must admit that season 7 hasn’t been the best in my opinion, but luckily The Day of the Doctor picked things up big time! I also greatly appreciated the many easter eggs and references to earlier episodes and seasons, and old familiar faces returning. I won’t spoil anything about the episode here, I just want to recommend everyone who hasnt seen it to DO SO NOW!

In other news I had to acquire my own Sonic of course, which has quickly become my new favorite thing EVER. It’s super cool, based on River Song’s from the future when the Doctor first met her. So now I can open all doors and locks if I should ever need to (as long as they’re not made of wood…).

Sonic Screwdriver

I’m so phsyced about the Christmas episode coming out next, I really can’t wait beeing introduced to the new Doctor! Hopefully I’ll find something to occupy my time until then..

Hedvig out!