A Girl Finds the Actual Locations of Iconic Movie Shots and Gives Them a Second Life

Sometimes it’s hard for us, as cinema lovers, to realize that our favorite movies were filmed in real locations and Andrea David is here to remind us. Andrea is an artist on Instagram who set out on her own mission to find the famous film locations from our beloved films and connect them through photographic prints!

The Elite Indian is here to show you the connection between fiction and reality through a series of locations that made history!

1. Harry Potter — at Hogwarts — the real location is Alnwick Castle in England

2. Home Alone 2 — outside The Plaza Hotel in New York City

3. When Harry Met Sally — filmed in Katz’s Delicatessen in New York City

4. The Beatles — from the album cover Abbey Road — Filmed outside the Abbey Road Studios in St. John’s Wood, London

5. Friends — at the infamous Central Perk Coffee Shop, taken at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank California

6. Jaws — on Amity Island, which is really at the Joseph Sylvia State Beach in Massachusetts

7. The Big Bang Theory — where they took their Star Trek photos on their way to the Bakersfield Comic-Con, filmed in Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park in California

8. Bride Wars — filmed in the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston

9. Home Alone 2 — outside Radio City Music Hall in New York City

10. Spectre — a James Bond movie filmed at the ice Q restaurant in Austria

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Hi from Sölden, Austria! 👋🏻 This is one of the spectacular filming locations of the James Bond movie “Spectre”. As you can see they built a special entrance for the production at the ice Q restaurant on Gaislachkogel (and enlarged the building by CGI as the Hoffler clinic). Yesterday I was invited to have a first look at the new installation “007 Elements” (@007elements) and was really amazed by what they built inside the mountain. The installation launched today and I’m happy to give you an insight in the highlight story on my profile -> @filmtourismus . Have you ever visited a Bond location? 🎬 ••••••••••••••••••••••• #jamesbond #spectre #danielcraig #007elements #bondlocation #soelden #gaislachkogel #tyrol #austria

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11. Shutter Island — at the Medfield State Hospital near Boston, Massachusetts

12. Harry Potter — again at Hogwarts, aka Alnwick Castle in England

13. The Beach — at Maya Bay in Thailand

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Let’s face it: Tourism appears not always without problems and some places, including filming locations, are in danger of overtourism. In 2015 I visited Maya Bay in Thailand, which was used for the film “The Beach”. With its cristalline waters and white sand it’s a beautiful dream location but sadly totally overcrowded. Too many tourists, too many boats… you just couldn’t feel the magic of this place anymore and I was really concerned about the state of the environment there. That’s why I was happy to hear that the bay will be closed from June til September this year to reverse damage to the surrounding coral reef. I do hope the island is also able to recover in the long term… Where did you have experiences with overtourism? ••••••••••••••••••••••• #thebeach #overtourism #mayabay #kophiphi #filminglocation #leonardodicaprio @leonardodicaprio #filmtourism

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14. Good Will Hunting — at a public park in Boston, Massachusetts

15. The Shining — inside the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado

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Happy Birthday to author Stephen King @stephenking! I took this „The Shining“ pic-in-pic two years ago while staying at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. The hotel didn’t serve as the Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s film adaption but it inspired King to write the novel „The Shining“ when he spent there one night with his family as the only guests before it was closed for winter. In Room 217 he had a nightmare and woke up sweating all over but with a story in his mind… The Stanley is well-known for being a haunted hotel and was also the location for „The Shining“ TV miniseries. What‘s your favorite Stephen King book or film? •••••••••••••••••••••••• #stephenking #theshining #shining #redrum #hauntedhotel #thestanley

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16. Fast and Furious — at Dominic Toretto’s house on East Kensington Road, Angelino Heights, in Los Angeles

17. Game of Thrones — at Playa De Itzurun in Zumaia

18. The Simpsons — in Times Square, New York City

19. The Revenant — at the Stoney Nakoda Nation Reserve in Alberta, Canada

20. Breakfast at Tiffany‘s — outside the Tiffany and Co. store in New York City

21. The Notebook — at Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens in South Carolina

22. Hangover 2 — at the Lebua State Tower Hotel in Bangkok

Did you know the real locations of these films? Which one was your favorite? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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