Friday, 6 May 2011

Once More the Magic of Camelot Has Struck At My Heart (to paraphrase Uther Pendragon)

I've just returned from a fantastic week in France. It was made even better by the fantastic weather we've all been spoilt with. But the highlight of the holiday had to be our trip to Pierrefonds castle:

For those of you who may not know, this is where the BBC film their series of Merlin. As you may gather from some of my jewellery, I'm a tad besotted with this series and the artistic inspiration it provides- not to mention eye candy in the lovely form of Prince Arthur ( and Lancelot if I'm slumming it).
It really is a magical, fairytale type castle with lots of fantastic stone carvings:


And bits of walkway that we could identify from different scenes in the TV series:

It was just as fantastic inside, look- Uther's throne up close:

And what made it even more exciting... they were actually filming!!!
We quickly turned stalker, snapping familiar faces:

We walked around exclaiming "Sorcery!" and hoped that our cries of "For the Love of Camelot!" might be heard in the background. I can't wait for the next series to come out in the autumn.
Have you ever seen one of the Knights of Camelot like this?


Felted House said...

That's all very exciting - especially about the filming. We saw Prince Arthur, whatever his name is, at Alton Towers last year - we were just a few feet away, but of course he wasn't filming, or in costume, so that's not the same as seeing them in character. Hope to catch up with you soon xx

Cathy said...

Oh fabulous Tammy. Absolutely one of my favourite programmes (along with Dr. Who). I never miss an episode. I want to get the DVD's of the past series so that I can watch them all over again. I was sorry when Morgana turned evil though. I quite like her as she was.

The castle looks fabulous. How wonderful to visit when they were filming although personally I prefer to keep the magic alive by not delving too deeply into "how they made it" mode.