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"The Headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix may be found at number twelve, Grimmauld Place, London."

from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling.

This is a piece of Edinburgh fan-art as much as Harry Potter fan art! Sometimes in Edinburgh's 18th Century New Town (which, I may add, is dead posh and never looks as grimy as I made Grimmauld Place) some Victorian owner decided they wanted their house to be a Neo-Gothic castle. Rather hard in a row of house, no matter how palatial these Georgian town houses are. The result is completely funny. The first time I walked down Albany Street I burst out laughing at the sight of number 58 (you can see it on Google streetview).

It occurred to be that this is something the Blacks might have done with their house. Since the house is invisible to Muggles and probably most wizards too, I imagine they would have felt free to go out of their way to make it special, imposing and utterly OTT.

pen & ink, then photoshoppery.
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button-bird Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing! WOw!
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shinamanara Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Blimey! this is brilliant!
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saidiemai Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Oh my gosh! This made me laugh! I was staring at it, like 'Hmm. street. Nice. Which one is meant to be number 12? and then it appeared in all it's awesomeness! Perfect. Just perfect.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
I am in love with this gif! Fantastic work! :)
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Muumi2three Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I completely love this. The concept, the artwork, the animation, it's utterly perfect!
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
thanks so much!
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Ginzu19 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student
OMG :O!
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
! thanks!
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ivannabannana Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
love these gif.s! great work!!
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
thank you!
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iamcasey Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man! I was just sitting here thinking "well those are pretty buildings! I like this picture!" and then bam! MAGIC HOUSE! Love it. This is wonderful. :)
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
hee, thanks! glad you were surprised!
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Vigilo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Writer
This is so cool. :heart:
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
thank you!
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blurblejuice Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
This is such a great idea! The animation's really good too - totally surprised me as I was staring at the grubby realism of the street! It's the sort of thing I'll never not be able to associate with 12 Grimmauld Place when I read it - just a really simple, clever little idea.
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
thank you! glad you like it.
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Elvanui Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Oh, my! I just made a little noise of joy when I saw this! It's fantastic :D
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
:D thank you!
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ACatNamedVoldemort Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student General Artist
This is just amazing.
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
thanks!
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Nikitto Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
thank you!
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Kooosh Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
HAHAAAAY!
I love ideaaa!
fantastic work!
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
thanks!
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Pumpkin-Pasty Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
thats great! you should totally put a click me sign on the thumbnail- but then maybe its a good surprise.
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
thanks! Ah, I'm not a fan of such blatant hints...
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Pumpkin-Pasty Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
ah fair enough :)
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Pumpkin-Pasty Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
(you have an awesome gallery by the way)
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BlackCarrionRose Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Awesome!
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
cheers!
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CharmazingMe Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very amazing, it is! And the way you coloured it is great :D
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
thank you!
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mitdemadlerimherzen Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! I love it! :D
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
thanks!
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mitdemadlerimherzen Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Pleasure!
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noapotter Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
AWESOME :O
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
thanks!
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
OH, this is EXCELLENT :wow:
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TomScribble Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
thanks!:hug:
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Vizen Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
WOOOOOOW


You're a genius, it's official.
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TomScribble Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
thanks :blush: surely not a GENIUS...
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lady-leliel Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, fantastic!! :D:D:D
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TomScribble Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
thanks!
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jesspat7 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011   Photographer
o my gosh! this is soo good! i like how you actually MAKE it appear :)
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TomScribble Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
thanks! I admit, having it literally squeeze out the other houses may have been inspired by the film, I don't think I pictured it in quite such detail while reading. Lots of fun to do though!
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Estherhase Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
This is epic! I keep staring at it to find out how it works.
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
:) glad you like it! If you have a really slow connection, the images might load one after the other...
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Estherhase Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
It's more like I can't follow what's going on because the picture is changing too fast.
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pepperam Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
This is gorgeous! Amazing work!
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
thank you!
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