My Dream Vacation: Howl's Moving Castle
Ingary is a city set in the Studio Ghibli Movie Howl's Moving Castle that displays multitudes of rustic charm and cosey, cottage-esque buildings. It's set in a semi-industrial era where steam engines are the most advanced technology yet, while steam trains, trolleys, buses, and cars put in the busiest parts of the country. They even have a few flying machines! Perfect for a short vacation to step away from the chaos of life.
- The Folding Valley is a large open valley through with a gorgeous river that runs through it. It contains both towns of Market Chipping and Upper Folding. It is a low-lying valley with Upper Folding in the north, and Market Chipping in south and is surrounded by many small farms with hills on either side of the valley.
- The main character of Howl's Moving Castle resides in the Folding Valley.
- Ingary has only one known coastline. Many of the villages along this coast are poor, such as the small town of Porthaven. The Porthaven marshes are a wetland located just inland of the town.
- The coastline is where the ingarian navy sails through after defeat during the movie.
- Kingsbury is the rich capital of Ingary. The palace of the King of Ingary sits above the rest of the town. It is surrounded by many hills and mountains.
- Kingsbury is where the Royal Palace sits, with the King of Ingary and his Royal Wizards. Its residents are all so wealthy, that the buildings themselves are even topped in gold!
- Finally, the secret garden! My favourite place of the movie is the secret garden that Howl introduces to Sophie in a show of love. It's wonderous and beautiful and makes me think of what our world would look like if not for the mass amount of climate change and war and poverty wracking it.