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

2 years ago

Andrea David is a blogger and avid traveler who’s been visiting iconic filming locations since 2004. She usually takes a printed picture from a movie and fits it inside the existing site. Her work is wonderfully coordinated and synchronized with real-life locations. She manages to bring memories back to people’s minds and give us a better view of the environments films were made.

At Bright Side, we thought we’d make a review of Andrea’s work since we admire it and believe you will too.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What do you think of Andrea’s work? We think it’s beautiful and are sure that she will never run out of new material.

Please note: This article was updated in April 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.


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I have visited Alnwick Castle in England, and have to say it looks amazing. If you want to feel yourself in Harry Potter world, then you should vidit it too, if you have a chance. Iconic place for an iconic film :)


I would like to visit England and see the Abbey Road Studios and the road itself. Love this band :)


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