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Where was Stranger Things filmed?

The horror has been unleashed in a small town of the Midwest. Mysteries, adventures, sci-fi and romance enveloped by an outstanding soundtrack of classic synths. But the key feature of the show is the fact that it's wonderfully set in the 80's. The story is a delicious cocktail that mixes references from The Goonies to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Alien or Twin Peaks.

Stranger Things was filmed in Atlanta and in other locations around Georgia, that were doubling as the small town of Hawkins in Indiana. As usual, we try not to show spoilers, so we don't give many details about what's going on in these locations:

Stranger Things Location

Where was Inferno filmed?

In the highly anticipated third instalment from Dan Brown’s saga (after The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons), we are following again the trail of clues that Professor Robert Langdon discovers through the most glamorous filming locations.

Inferno has been filmed mainly in Florence, and also in Venice, Istanbul and Budapest. Since the bestseller book of the same name was published in 2013, the capital of Tuscany has attracted many tourists looking for the places where the action takes place.

Tom Hanks is reprising his role as the Harvard symbologist, who wakes up in a hospital with amnesia. He teams up with Felicity Jones as Dr Sienna Brooks. She will help him to recover his memories, and while they are at it, to save humanity from a deadly global plot. Just in case, it contains no spoilers:

Where was Inferno filmed

Where was Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children filmed?

The new fantastic movie of Tim Burton, based on a children’s book by Ransom Riggs, follows the adventures of a young boy traveling to a mysterious island which houses the ruins of an abandoned orphanage. Here he will meet a troupe of creepy kids endowed with superhuman abilities. But unlike X-Men, the bizarre inhabitants of this place are not trying to save the world, but to hide from it.

The movie features some famous actors (such as Samuel L Jackson, Eva Green, Judi Dench or Chris O’Dowd) and two key filming locations, the Welsh island of Cairnholm and Miss Peregrine's house.

The Edward Scissorhands director likes to have in-camera effects as often as he can, using visual effects trying not to make it overly green screen. This way the production went to a mixture of locations and had a real house. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children has been filmed in the United Kingdom, Belgium and also in Florida:

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Filming Locations

The 21 new wonders added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2016

One year more we take a look to the collection of international wonders added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. Among the 21 new properties there are some highlights like the inscription of the ruins of the abandoned Armenian city of Ani, the awesome remains of Nan Madol in Micronesia and the massive stone sculptures of Ennedi in Chad.

Also following these links you can find in pictures all the places that achieved the UNESCO recognition in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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Where was Mechanic: Resurrection filmed?

The careers of both leading actors Jason Statham (Snatch, Spy) and Jessica Alba (Sin City) have seen better days, but this action-packed summer blockbuster is coming with some interesting locations and a little surprise. So we couldn't resist the temptation of checking in the places where Mechanic: Resurrection has been filmed in Thailand, Brazil, Australia and Bulgaria.

The movie is the sequel of an original film from 1972 starring Charles macho Bronson, where the elite agent Arthur Bishop is specialized in killing the most dangerous men in the world, by making death look like an accident.

Whatever be the outcome, we hope that at least the crew enjoyed working in the following great locations:

Mechanic Resurrection Filming Locations

Where was Suicide Squad Filmed?

The new American antihero -or supervillain- summer blockbuster has been filmed mostly in the streets of the Canadian city of Toronto, plus in other minor locations in California. The studios where Suicide Squad was headquartered are Pinewood also in Toronto, and Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

The cast of this gang of dark and entertaining characters is led by Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as the naughty Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as Joker. This team of dangerous criminals will have to save the world (or in this case, the world of Midway City from the DC film universe), in a desperate mission from a secret government agency. Contains no spoilers!

Suicide Squad Filming locations

12 Fortified Churches of Transylvania: The castles of the peasants

The Carpathian Mountains enclosing Transylvania used to be a frontier land. This historical region located in the heart of Romania, has been always a mosaic of cultures and people. It was not only inhabited by Romanian but also Hungarian-Székelys, Jews, Gypsies, Vampires (joking:)... and a group of skilled artisans, descendents of Germanic tribes called the Saxons. These privileged immigrants were invited by the King of Hungary in the 12th century to help defending and developing this conflictive territory.

Constantly threatened by Ottomans, Mongols, Tatars, Cossacks and also Romanian invaders, unlike Hungarians, Transylvanian Saxons were too far from homeland to run away. Apparently, their only option was to stay and resist. Thus what made their legacy unique is the fact that instead of gathering around a lord in his castle, these people transformed their most representative communal building into a stronghold.

Nowadays only 150 of these fortified churches are still standing, out of approximately 300. After a memorable journey to the area, we have selected some of the most interesting remaining ensembles from this magnificent architectural legacy:

Fortified Churches

 
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