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Movie locations around the world part 6

Welcome to part 6 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, Part 4, Part 5, Part 7 and Part 8.

Featured: Doctor Who, Quantum of Solace, The World Is Not Enough, Before Sunset, Michael Palin’s Sahara, Superman 2, Assassin’s Creed, Yes Man.

Doctor Who (2011, 2012, 2015)

Dr Who scene Dr Who: Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff

John Barrowman (Jack Harkness) walks up to Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones) and the tenth Doctor (David Tennant) at Roald Dahl Plass in central Cardiff. This square is also the location of the Torchwood HQ, using a secret elevator near the pillars.

Dr Who scene Dr Who: Eddie’s Diner, Cardiff

Eddie’s Diner is featured in several episodes. The eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) and River Song (Alex Kingston) is having a chat at table 11, while Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams)is ordering at the counter.

Dr Who scene Dr Who: Eddie’s Diner, Cardiff

Another incarnation, the twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is talking to Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) at the same place.

Dr Who scene Dr Who: Eddie’s Diner, Cardiff

The Doctor emerges from the bathroom, which actually has a Tardis wall in there.

Dr Who scene Dr Who: Eddie’s Diner, Cardiff

Clara leaving the Doctor for the Tardis.

Dr Who scene Dr Who: Gapstow Bridge, New York

Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) chilling with the eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) 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 is later 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

Doctor Who is naturally featured all over London. Here is one of his most eye-catching parking spots for the Tardis, in the Jubilee Gardens on London’s South Bank.

Quantum of Solace (2008)

Quantum of Solace scene Quantum of Solace: Casco Antiguo, Panama city

James Bond (Daniel Craig) spends some time at his “hotel in Bolivia”, which is actually Instituto Nacional de Cultura in Panama city.

The World Is Not Enough (1999)

The World Is Not Enough scene The World Is Not Enough: Iparraguirre Kalea, Bilbao

James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) escapes from the baddies in his usual relaxed style by lowering himself down from the balcony of a “Swiss bank” opposite the large terrier sculpture, standing in front of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

The World Is Not Enough scene The World Is Not Enough: Puente de la Salve, Bilbao

Bond proceeds to make his escape by heading north across the bridge next to the Guggenheim Museum .

Before Sunset (2004)

Before Sunset scene Before Sunset: Le Pure Café, Paris

Jesse Wallace (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) meet up once again. This time they walk all over Paris and visit Le Pure Café in the 11th arr.

Before Sunset scene Before Sunset: Le Pure Café, Paris

They sit down at a table in the back of the café, behind the zinc bar.

Michael Palin’s Sahara (2002)

Michael Palin scene Michael Palin: The Rock of Gibraltar

Michael Palin starts his Sahara adventure with having a look at the British territory of Gibraltar…

Michael Palin scene Michael Palin: The Angry Friar, Gibraltar

…and ending the brief visit with a quick pint at The Angry Friar. I had a pint there as well, even though I let them keep the glass unlike Palin did.

Michael Palin scene Michael Palin: Petit Socco, Tangier

A while later Palin arrives to the city of Tangier and has a coffee at Petit Socco (Souk Dakhli), the old heart of the medina and once the forum of the Romans.

Superman 2 (1980)

Superman 2 scene Superman 2: Niagara Falls, Canada

Clark Kent (Christopher Reeve) and Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) are taking a sunny walk along the Canadian side of the famous waterfalls, before Superman “surprisingly” appear.

Assassin’s Creed (2016)

Assassins Creed scene Assassin’s Creed: Tomb of Columbus, Seville

The tomb of Columbus inside the Seville cathedral is featured in one scene of Assassin’s Creed.

Yes Man (2008)

Yes Man scene Yes Man: Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles

A lot of movies were shot at Griffith Observatory. Even Jim Carrey couldn’t stay away from the scenery.


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