What quirky attraction have you just stumbled upon?
As we were walking along an alley in the city of London, we noticed an odd shop packed full of Harry Potter paraphernalia, The House of Minalima. However, when we were
invited in by the storekeeper, he told us the upper floors house a vast collection of original artwork, concept designs, and props from the films (including *the* Marauder’s Map). And the best part: it’s entirely free! (London is really great about offering many cultural and educational experiences free to the public.)
Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima came together to craft the entire graphic universe for the Harry Potter films and have since also collaborated on film projects like The Golden Compass and The Imitation Game. It was such a treat to come across this place by pure happenstance, and it’s well worth a stop in!
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4 thoughts on “A Taste of the House of Minalima”
My favorite quirky attraction is the Enchanted Forest. Yes, even more than the Church of Elvis.
Haha!! Though we’ve driven past the Enchanted Forest many times, we’ve never gone in. I think Aaron did as a kid, though. Is it really that odd?
Parts of it sure are. Most of the fairytale section of the park was done DIY by one guy, and reflects a slightly less sanitized version of the Disney-fied tales most of us grew up with. Plus there’s this cool, somewhat abstract water show that was composed using old Yamaha FM synthesis: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QlqvQaNeooA