Movie Locations

Griffith Observatory, L.A.

In Los Angeles’ Griffith Park sits the Griffith Observatory. Opened in 1935 the observatory has featured in numerous movies such as ‘Bowfinger’, ‘Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle’, ‘Dragnet’ and the climax of James Dean film ‘Rebel Without a Cause’. Thanks: Scott…

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Wednesday, 25th May 2005

Biosphere 2

This is Biosphere 2 in the Arizona desert. Constructed between 1987 and ’89, the ill fated ‘self-contained environment’ experiment was supposedly intended to explore the possible use of closed biospheres in space colonisation (you know, like in Total Recall!). The…

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Monday, 23rd May 2005

Rowing On The Charles River

Apparently one of the most popular (and picturesque) sports in Boston/Cambridge is rowing on the Charles River. This view near Harvard University captures several 8-person racing shells in mid-stroke. Very cool. Cashman Andrus says: You can clearly see the paddles…

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Thursday, 12th May 2005

Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington

Six Flags Over Texas is part of the ‘Six Flags’ chain of Theme Parks (we’ve many others to post) and they apparently filmed the movie Spy Kids 2 here (albeit replacing some of the rides with ‘more crazy’ CG versions).…

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Friday, 29th April 2005

Cabazon Dinosaurs

Along I-10 in Cabazon, CA you will find the Cabazon dinosaurs. From the shadow it is quite easy to spot the giant Apatosaurus known as “Dinny”, who has a gift shop inside his belly. To the north of Dinny is…

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Thursday, 28th April 2005

Naval Air Station, Alameda

The runways are painted like a street at the former Naval Air Station at Alameda, CA to create a temporary freeway built for the big chase in The Matrix: Reloaded. There’s also some ground level shots of the freeways construction…

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Sunday, 24th April 2005
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

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