The Game of Thrones Exhibition in Oslo
On Saturday I decided to brave my way into Oslo to see the big Game of Thrones exhibition everyone's been so excited about (including me). Despite my back still being in a sorry state, I just needed to get out and see people, especially my dear friends Frøydis, Sól, Eirik, Jan Tore and Lise, whom I was supposed to meet. I got there, and was shocked to see how long the line was! It stretched all the way around the block along three full sides. Since I was the first of my group to arrive, I went to the very back of the line to wait patiently. I would need a lot of patience that day, as it turned out.
Fortunately, I didn't have to wait alone for long, as one by one my friends showed up, and if it hadn't been for them I think I would have given up after an hour or so. But we had great company in each other, and it was as fun as waiting in line can possibly be without any form of external entertainment. Still, we all felt that it would have been much easier to bear if they could have played some music from the series, maybe handed out water to people, because it was very hot that day. I know it was a free event, but we would all have paid money to have a bit of water and entertainment as we waited, maybe jugglers or jesters or something. They did have people in costume who went around handing out HBO Nordic vouchers for two weeks of free GoT episodes, though, and that was nice.
After almost five hours, just when we were beginning to despair a bit and feel like maybe we wouldn't be able to do this after all, we were finally admitted to the exhibition. Luckily it was allowed to take photos, so here are some I took from the relatively short amount of time we spent inside since we were so tired by this point we just wanted to see everything and go home. Frøydis and I were too exhausted to even get in line to sit on the Iron Throne. Anyway, here goes:
A model of one of Daenerys' dragons.
Two of Daenerys' costumes. I think it was a poor decision to put blue dresses in blue light, because none of the details stood out properly. White light would have been much better.
Melisandre, King Stannis and Davos.
Closeup of Davos' pouch in which he keeps his fingertips.
King's Landing. From right to left: Cersei, Joffrey, Margaery, Oberyn, Sansa and Tyrion.
A closer look at Tyrion, Sansa and Oberyn.
Detail of the beaded embroidery on Sansa's wedding dress.
More details of Sansa's dress.
Margaery's wedding dress - thorns everywhere.
The fabric used for Cersei's gown was just so lovely.
A collection of props.
Brienne and Jaime, complete with stump.
Arya and The Hound.
North of the Wall: Ygritte, Jon Snow and Thormund Giantsbane.
Me, Bran and Hodor.
I don't think Ygritte gives Jon enough credit, at least he does know how to keep himself warm.
A scale model of the top of the Wall.
Glittery ice crystal sword.
Selfie time! In incredibly bad lighting conditions. I look slightly insane.
Frøydis and I.
I wish I had remembered to take pictures of the others in our little group, but alas! I did not. If you pop over to Jan Tore's blog, though, you can see photos of them all on the Iron Throne!
I was so tired when I came home I had to spend the rest of the evening and most of yesterday on the sofa, but luckily my back feels none the worse for wear. It doesn't exactly feel better either, but I'm not complaining.
Were you at the GoT exhibition? Would you have waited in line for 5 hours to see it?