I’m finally through with the usual after-LARP routine of washing and putting enough things away again to not fall over them all the time.
I really like shooting photos from a running train because you never really know what you get. You can’t make the train stop to get a good shot. In North Rhine-Westphalia where the location of Silbertaler 1 was there were still some small patches of snow, much to our surprise.
The location itself, Burg Blankenheim, was neat, really. Not entirely perfect for the setting, but neat. It was a bit too nested and we got lost ever so often on the first day. While the dorms were quite modern the great hall was beautiful with little nooks to sit in and look down into the Rose Garden. I think it would be a great spot for a Potterverse LARP and I kept telling Verdinium that, too. ^^
“Oh, and this is where you could hang house banners!”
“You could place the tables like this…”
“Just imagine a little speaker’s desk right there, for the herbology classes!”
The view from our room – one of the highest in the whole castle – was beautiful, too. And we had a double window, perfect for curling up and doing some hand-sewing!
Right behind the castle there’s a lovely patch of woodland with remains of old tunnels and a thick carpet of fallen leaves.
I must admit I’d really like to have that Potterverse LARP…