Monday, 4 February 2013
Whilst over in the USA all eyes were on the Mercedes Benz superdome, Destiny's Child, and the "magical" Super Bowl, here in Scotland another Mercedes hit the the national headlines - astounding really - after being left on an "island of asphalt" by workers busy refurnishing the Edinburgh Waverly train station car park. (BBC)
Note that Waverley car park sits below the Balmoral Hotel, a place linked to Harry Potter, given Rowling completed the occult series there on 11th January 2007, in room 652, signing a bust of Hermes in the process. The hotel too has another magical connection, the TV programme Shoebox Zoo and the alchemist/wizard Michael Scot. (wiki).
Whilst last Wednesday we saw Prince Charles & Camilla at King's Cross Station in London, visiting the "Harry Potter platform" 9 and three quarters. They were not on route to Scotland and their own Balmoral, rather just on a tour, however Potter's Muggles would indeed use the platform on their trips up North.
One wonders if maybe the allegedly abandoned yet powerful Mercedes, sitting on an island, is thus symbolic.