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Where was Ghostbusters filmed?

The new all-female Ghostbusters poker is here to save the world. Film director Paul Feig is also here to save us from the horror of watching a bad remake of the glorious 80's paranormal comedy. It seems that we are in good hands. His last movie Spy was one of the funniest surprises of 2015.

To fight against the terrors of a pointless sequel, the main cast is not alone. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver, among others, answered the call and they do a cameo in different parts of this new installment. The franchise’s stars are Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. The girls are also attended by a very special receptionist: Thor's Chris Hemsworth.

Ghostbusters is still taking place in New York like the original, so many exteriors have been shot in Manhattan. However, to reduce costs, the movie has been filmed basically in Boston and some other locations in Massachusetts:

Ghostbusters Filming Locations

Brief compitlation of odd and funny signs found in 10 years of travel

And now for some wonders completely different. After many years of traveling photography, folders of pictures about funny, quirky and other peculiar situations have been piling up in a corner of the desktop. Internet is full of stuff like this, but who cares. These is our stuff, we've been there, and today has come the time to bring some of them to the light.

The fact is that the last thing one should lose is not hope, but the sense of humor. When you are in certain circumstances out there and everything goes wrong, sometimes the only thing that can save you (and that you have left) is to make fun of the consequences of your bad decisions.

There are countries that perform better than others producing such situations, but I prefer not to go into details. By the way, this time the Spanish version of this post it is almost completely different - you can take a look clicking here.

Nazi Apartments

Where is Game of Thrones filmed?

No doubt this is one of the best TV series of all the times, and season after season it continues showing new and wonderful filming locations. In this post we are focusing on the best new locations where Game of Thrones has been filmed in season 6.

Northern Ireland continues serving as the camp base for this complex production. Spain and especially Catalonia picked up the slack of Croatia, that for the first time since the beginning of the series, is almost not going to be used as set for King's Landing anymore.

In Spain you can find arid lands and deserts like in Morocco (used in season 3), a country that once more was dropped as filming location. The same for Iceland (season 2 and 3) and Malta (1). You can find some of the top filming locations of Game of Thrones for season 3 here following this link. Just in case you haven't watched yet the latest episodes, we'll try to keep it spoiler-free as much as possible:


Game of Thrones filming locations in Spain

Where is Game of Thrones filmed season 6

Where was Captain America: Civil War filmed?

Despite the name, more than a Captain America series film, this movie could be called Avengers: Civil War, or Avengers 2.5 as many fans refer to it. The plot picks up where Age of Ultron left off. This time Steve Rogers leads one of the two superhero rival teams. Both factions will sort out their opposite views about government oversight by giving example: coming to blows.

The usual selection of stars returning to the franchise include Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner or Paul Rudd, and some newcomers like Tom Holland aka Spiderman.

This new Marvel blockbuster has used the city of Atlanta and Pinewood Studios as the base for the film. Captain America: Civil War has also been shot on location in Germany, Puerto Rico, and Iceland:

Captain America: Civil War Filming locations

Where was The Huntsman Winter's War filmed?

This film was originally planned to be the second part of Snow White and the Huntsman (2012). But due to the scandal involving lead actress Kristen Stewart having an affair with director Rupert Sanders (who was cheating on his wife), the script was adapted to create this spin-off focused on the Huntsman. This way Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron are again in the cast, whilst Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain are joining the story.

The Huntsman Winter's War was filmed basically in England, although in many instances, CGI (Computer-generated imagery) was used extensively. So here are the few real locations where this violent fairy tale has been set:

The Huntsman Winter's War Filming Locations

Where is Vikings filmed?

One expects that the answer to this question should be somewhere in Scandinavia. However, all the seasons of Vikings have been filmed almost entirely in the Wicklow county of Ireland. Within a very short range near the studio you find rugged mountains, fairytale-like forests, gorgeous lakes and the seaside. Also the studios are in less than an hour driving from Dublin, where most of the many extras required for some episodes come from.

In Ireland exists a competitive tax incentive that encourages shooting TV series and films. This may be the reason why the makers of Vikings prefer to stay in the island, unlike Game of Thrones that has been filmed in nine different countries so far.

Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lodbrok, a legendary 9th century hero who plundered Northumbria, France and Britain. As usual, we are not talking about the plot of the series, so this post is totally spoiler-free:


Where was vikings filmed

The land of towers in the Caucasus: 14 spectacular villages where every house was a fortress

The Caucasus mountains have been always a land of warriors and survivors. Highlanders not only have to endure severe winters in remote villages, remaining cut off from the rest of the world. In addition, for centuries many armies and empires made their way through these valleys, nested in the border between Asia and Europe.

But the inhabitants of these journeyed areas, instead of building castles and citadels, they organized themselves in a different way. Every household erected its own fortified tower. This may be because the villagers also had to cope with a closer lethal enemy: their own neighbors. Blood feuds between families used to be the order of the day. More or less as it happened in the Italian town of San Gimignano, that still preserves a dozen of its tower houses.

So in case of conflict, clan members ran to lock themselves in the family's bastion. All these circumstances produced a fantastic defensive architecture specialized in building towers, that we can find in Georgia and in the Russian Republics of Ingushetia and North Ossetia. Also in Chechnya and Dagestan are hundreds of these tall strongholds, often surrounded by spectacular scenery. You can find a map with some of the locations at the end of this post.


All along the Georgian watchtowers

Caucasian towers

 
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