Monday, 15 May 2017

TV and cinema: the most iconic places where we have been without leave our couch

Television and cinema have already transported us to the most unimaginable places. But while many of these scenarios are pure fantasy, a lot of them are real places that you can visit. We mapped out iconic destinations from the 1950s to the present. If you do not want to become an actor to wander through all these sets, you'll be at least inspired for an upcoming trip!

source: LonelyPlanet 

The 1950s

We highly recommend the secluded beach scenes of the Seventh Seal in Sweden, a trip to Rome and the Basilica di Santa Maria in Cosmedin, from the movie Roman Holiday or the San Francisco Bay, scenery of Vertigo. 

Skane, in Sweden

The 1960s 

A german castle that might have come out from a fairytale inspired the setting for the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. In fact, this castle was really the inspiration for the Beauty and The Beast's castle, the Disney movie from 1959.

The 1970s  

Khao Phing Kan put aside his own name and became known by the epithet "James Bond Island". And the blame is on the film directed by Guy Hamilton. We continue with the certainty that regardless of the name, this island is worth a visit!

The "James Bond Island" 

The 1980s

Silverton: or the light is very interesting cinematically, or it's a cliché location for a typical abandoned town. It has already been the stage to The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Mad Max 2. If this is not quite what you are looking for, there is always the chance to visit Ireland and the Moher Cliffs, where The Princess Bride was recorded.

Moher Cliffs panoramic view 

The 1990s 

Italy is known for so many cities such as Venice, Rome, Florence, the Amalfi Coast and Cinque Terre. But the film The Talented Mr Ripley showed that there is beauty beyond that and took viewers to Ischia, a beautiful island in the Gulf of Naples.

Ischia, in the Gulf of Naples

The new century

The location of a gangster drama may not be the best place to go on vacation, but surely the "favelas" from Rio de Janeiro filmed in City of God may be the starting point for a trip in Brazil. If you prefer not to risk, Shinjuku in Japan is a turning point that set Lost in Translation. 

After 2010

Part of the TV show Downtown Abbey's appeal was the celebration of an era of rigid and sharp rules and social differences between aristocrats and servants. But the drama was well set in Hampshire, England. And although you can visit these fantastic places on specific days of the year, the English aristocracy has not disappeared and the house stills belongs to the Earl of Carnarvon.

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