Movie locations around the world part 5
Welcome to part 5 of my quest for finding movie locations around the world! Left images are from the actual films and to the right are my visits to the spots.
Featured movies: Once Upon a Time in America, Doctor Who, Adjustment Bureau, The Avengers, Spider-Man 3, Night at the Museum, Highlander, When Harry Met Sally, Home Alone 2, National Treasure, X-Men First Class, In The Line Of Fire, Contact.
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
The iconic shot from Sergio Leone’s epic final film.
Doctor Who (2012)
Amy and Rory chilling with the Doctor in Central Park. This scene is actually composed of two different locations. The first being a small rock near Gapstow Bridge…
…while filming from the opposite angle actually took place on a much larger rock, much further west. The time between the photos is four years, which is noticeable by the skyscraper construction in the background.
Rory walking past the fountain into the terrace underpass. The name of this famous fountain comes from the story of an angel giving healing powers to the pool of Bethesda in ancient Jerusalem. The statue on top, Angel of the waters, is a neoclassical winged female figure symbolizing the opening of the Croton Aqueduct in 1842 that brought fresh water to the citizens. This is also the site of the final scene in the graphic novel 'Death – the high cost of living' by Neil Gaiman.
A very popular spot for movies is the Bow Bridge, the second oldest cast iron bridge in America. Here Amy is looking over the side while the Doctor sits reading on the side.
The Doctor can later be seen sitting on a bench at The Mall, pondering a letter.
The Doctor is naturally featured all over London. Here is one of his most eye-catching parking spots for the Tardis.
Attachment Bureau (2011)
Matt Damon holding a speech at the ferry stop next to East River.
Matt Damon and Emily Blunt end up at the roof of Rockefeller Center.
The Avengers (2012)
The Avengers assemble one final time at the terrace overlooking Bethesda fountain.
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Tobey Maguire meets up with Kirsten Dunst on the bridge.
Night at the Museum (2006)
Ben Stiller takes a walk over the same bridge.
…and even the immortals MacLeod and Kastagir met here way back in the eighties.
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
The most famous location from the movie has been decorated with a sign hanging from the roof, stating “Where Harry Met Sally… Hope you have what she had! Enjoy!”.
The couple can also be seen at a lot of iconic NYC locations, such as the Egyptian section at The Met.
Home Alone 2 (1992)
A young Macaulay Culkin meets up with the pigeon lady in a cold Central Park.
National Treasure (2004)
The guys from National Treasure make sure to be visible all over the capital while planning their secret heist. First at the White House…
…then onward to Lincoln Memorial…
…and Main Reading Room of Library of Congress. Quite a tour of DC.
X-Men First Class (2011)
Magneto and Xavier also enjoy the hard stairs of Lincoln Memorial…
…especially in the sunset.
In the Line of Fire (1993)
Clint Eastwood is usually seen with a gun in San Francisco, but here he chills out with Rene Russo on the other side of the country.
Washington Monument features as the romantic backdrop to Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey as they discuss science versus religion.