Game of Thrones, HBO’s smash hit series based on George R.R. Martin’s bestselling books, makes its return to our screens this Sunday.
Fans of the fantasy epic are used to being whisked away to exotic locales like King’s Landing, Meereen and Bravos. But now, thanks to a local Instagram account, they can also enjoy a little slice of the Seven Kingdoms right here in Vancouver.
TheRealDaenerys is an account run by local Instagrammer Britt Low, in which she depicts Game of Thrones fan-favourite Daenerys Targaryen (played by Emilia Clarke) enjoying everyday life right here in our city.
“It all started with my 2015 Halloween costume,” Low told Vancity Buzz via email. “I have the propensity to craft elaborate Halloween costumes and my love for Game of Thrones steered this one.
Low said one particular outing to Winners made her realize Daenerys’ full comic potential.
“We were out taking photos with a friend last October and the absurd visual of me in full Daenerys costume on the escalator to Winner’s Home Sense had us in stitches.
“We started brainstorming all the every day things that Daenerys would look utterly ridiculous doing (ordering Starbucks with her name misspelled, plucking her bushy eyebrows, mailing a raven in a modern mailbox). And so @theRealDaenerys was born.”
Since then the Instagram account has become something of a social media hit attracting almost 9,000 followers along the way.
“I’m absolutely floored with all the positive feedback from friends and strangers alike,” Low says. “The engagement on the account is off the charts, with one post garnering 3000+ likes at a time when we only had about 6000 followers. Basically anyone who likes Game of Thrones and/or puns would find the account worth following.”
Low – or The Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, and Mother of Dragons, as she should be referred to – snaps many of her posts right here in Vancouver.
Take a look at the photos below, taken at locations including Granville Street, Yaletown, and Nelson Park.
Donairys Targaryen ????#nomnomnom #ordinerys A photo posted by Daenerys Targaryen (@therealdaenerys) on
More like QUEEN’S Landing amirite? ???????????? #ihavearrived #thisisarealbuilding #ordinerys ????: @aestival_knievel A photo posted by Daenerys Targaryen (@therealdaenerys) on
Keepin it ValyREALan #bleachedhairdontcare #ordinerys #daenerystargaryen #gameofthrones #got A photo posted by Daenerys Targaryen (@therealdaenerys) on