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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.

You may also be interested in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

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)

Once Upon a Time in America scene Once Upon a Time in America: Dumbo, Brooklyn

The iconic shot from Sergio Leone’s epic final film.

Doctor Who (2012)

Dr Who scene Dr Who: Gapstow Bridge, New York

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…

Dr Who scene Dr Who: Central Park, New York

…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.

Dr Who scene Dr Who: Bethesda Fountain, New York

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.

Dr Who scene Dr Who: Bow Bridge, New York

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.

Dr Who scene Dr Who: The Mall, New York

The Doctor can later be seen sitting on a bench at The Mall, pondering a letter.

Dr Who scene Dr Who: Jubilee Gardens, London

The Doctor is naturally featured all over London. Here is one of his most eye-catching parking spots for the Tardis.

Attachment Bureau (2011)

Attachment Bureau scene Attachment Bureau: Brooklyn Bridge park, New York

Matt Damon holding a speech at the ferry stop next to East River.

Attachment Bureau scene Attachment Bureau: Top of the rock, New York

Matt Damon and Emily Blunt end up at the roof of Rockefeller Center.

The Avengers (2012)

Avengers scene The Avengers: Bethesda Terrace, New York

The Avengers assemble one final time at the terrace overlooking Bethesda fountain.

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Spider-Man 3 scene Spider-Man 3: Bow Bridge, New York

Tobey Maguire meets up with Kirsten Dunst on the bridge.

Night at the Museum (2006)

Night at the Museum scene Night at the Museum: Bow Bridge, New York

Ben Stiller takes a walk over the same bridge.

Highlander (1986)

Highlander scene Highlander: Bow Bridge, New York

…and even the immortals MacLeod and Kastagir met here way back in the eighties.

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

hen Harry Met Sally scene When Harry Met Sally: Katz’s Delicatessen, New York

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!”.

hen Harry Met Sally scene When Harry Met Sally: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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)

Home Alone 2 scene Home Alone 2: Gapstow Bridge, New York

A young Macaulay Culkin meets up with the pigeon lady in a cold Central Park.

National Treasure (2004)

National Treasure scene National Treasure: White House, Washington DC

The guys from National Treasure make sure to be visible all over the capital while planning their secret heist. First at the White House…

National Treasure scene National Treasure: Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

…then onward to Lincoln Memorial…

National Treasure scene National Treasure: Library of Congress, Washington DC

…and Main Reading Room of Library of Congress. Quite a tour of DC.

X-Men First Class (2011)

X-Men First Class scene X-Men First Class: Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

Magneto and Xavier also enjoy the hard stairs of Lincoln Memorial…

X-Men First Class scene X-Men First Class: Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

…especially in the sunset.

In the Line of Fire (1993)

In the Line of Fire scene In the Line of Fire: Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

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.

Contact (1997)

Contact  scene Contact : Tidal Basin, Washington DC

Washington Monument features as the romantic backdrop to Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey as they discuss science versus religion.

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