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Been to a few. Here are some of them ....


OP .... Taj Lake Palace, Lake Pichola, Udaipur, India. 'Floating Palace'

TMWGG ...Damnoen Saduak Floating Market nr Bangkok

GF .... Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire


And the most glamorous of all ??  Brent Cross Shopping Centre where they filmed the car chase in TND.  ajb007/lol   ajb007/lol  (and I was there when they where actually filming but couldn't get near  ajb007/crap  )

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Here's my list:

* Piz Gloria/Bond World last October in Switzerland. (Stayed in Interlaken for that part of the journey)

*London: Die Another Day door by the bridge, lamp-post for Lazenby promo shot, MI6 headquarters,
Thames river, Sotheby's Auction and Bond in Motion exhibit. 

*Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon in Iceland for A View to a Kill pre-title sequence.  (and D.A.D too I suppose ajb007/wink )

*San Francisco: Fisherman's Warf, City Hall, Golden Gate Bridge … I enjoyed some quiche as well.

*Berlin - Bombed out church and Checkpoint Charlie.

and then some more general visits to Las Vegas, NYC/ Harlem, Paris, and Hamburg.

I feel like Piz Gloria is the best place to visit because it's also devoted to 007, whereas some other locations have no mention of Bond whatsoever.

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1. MR 2. GE 3. TSWLM 4. DN 5. GF 6. TND 7. TMWTGG 8. OP 9. TWINE 10. AVTAK

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I'm determined to visit Piz Gloria one Day  ajb007/smile

1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger

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I've been to The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong.

But that's it so far. I'd love to go to other Bond locations one day. Hoping to visit London some time within the next few years.

"Watch the birdie, you bastard!"

Favourite Bond films list

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New York, Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco, Kingston, Venice, Geneva, Miami, London, Kent, Mexico City (SPECTRE), Paris, Key West, The Bahamas, Scotland.

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broadshoulder wrote:

Dear spoff,

What was hemeji castle like. It looks gorgeous.

Fantastic! it is absolutely stunning. It is extremely well preserved and the inside is just as gorgeous as the outside.

It's bloody huge as well! you don't realise the scale until you are actually there. When you exit the train station at Himeji town, there is a straight avenue that runs right to the castle at the end, it is a very impressive first sight.

I also visited Matsumoto castle, which is smaller, but just as wonderful.

All of Japan is just mesmerising, I spent three weeks touring around and it was the best holiday I have ever had ajb007/martini

I would very much recommend a visit ajb007/smile

Here is an image of Himeji that I took from the approaching road, imagine trying to storm that?.

http://s7.postimg.cc/fi0jmj71z/Japan_652.jpg

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Japan has been a Country I've always wanted to visit ajb007/martini

I would like to see Japan return as a Bond Location, it's changed quite a bit since 1967  ajb007/smile

1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger

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AlphaOmegaSin wrote:

Japan has been a Country I've always wanted to visit ajb007/martini

I would like to see Japan return as a Bond Location, it's changed quite a bit since 1967  ajb007/smile

I agree 100%, it would make a great location to re-visit.

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Spoff wrote:
AlphaOmegaSin wrote:

Japan has been a Country I've always wanted to visit ajb007/martini

I would like to see Japan return as a Bond Location, it's changed quite a bit since 1967  ajb007/smile

I agree 100%, it would make a great location to re-visit.

Yes to this. ajb007/cheers

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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Maybe in Bond 25? It could follow YOLT (Novel)

1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger

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Forgot about Buck house  ajb007/wink , made a point of having a photograph of the gate
Where Gustav Graves meets the press.  Once again my wife didn't know what
was so special about it.  ajb007/lol

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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I've been to the most glamorous of all Bond locations - Dover Ferry Terminal from DAF ajb007/smile

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Would you settle for a Tulip?  ajb007/lol

1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger

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Arrived in Paris today with the mrs and kids!! 

Mrs: "Lets jump on a red bus tour and see the sights"

Me: "No lets walk and explore"

Eight hours of walking later... (needed the exercise after this vacations food and drink). 

As I lead the way I managed to sneak in a slight detour between the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower to nip into the SPECTRE base!  (Mrs wondering what the hell I'm up to)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6774706/Bond/AJB/Thunderball%20Paris%202.jpeg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6774706/Bond/AJB/Thunderball%20Paris%203.jpeg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mVR-vcwBWG4/U53zgW66r0I/AAAAAAAADWc/p_HptaCkYXM/s1600/Largo+Parking.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZqN0Cv7JwhI/U53zgmPC9HI/AAAAAAAADWU/LlDPmrlwt94/s1600/SPECTRE+HQ+entrance.jpg

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Cool location .  ajb007/martini

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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OH man ,that's crafty ,but I like it  ajb007/lol  and thank you for the   photo share ,

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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Policeman ... " Hey, No parking here !"
Largo .......... " Sod off, SPECTRE staff car !"  ajb007/lol
Policeman ..." Pardon  monsieur "

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Policeman ... " Hey, No parking here !"
Largo .......... " Sod off, SPECTRE staff car !"  ajb007/lol
Policeman ..." Pardon  monsieur "

ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

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Great pics, welshboy!  ajb007/cheers

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https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/20604_10207495624018367_2777858013928940191_n.jpg?oh=f5045055d67a23bd1b87a129f066e190&oe=5668DF4D

I was just in Paris a couple of weeks ago.  I snapped this pic from across the street on the Champs-Élysées, on the run, because I was literally rushing to catch one of those red buses, lol.  I asked the waiter at a restaurant where I just finished dinner where Fouquet's was and he pointed...and it was so close!:

"Sitting in Fouquet's, waiting for his Americano, Bond smiled at his vehemence. He knew that he was only playing at this fantasy for the satisfaction of launching a last kick at a town he had cordially disliked since the War. Since 1945, he had not had a happy day in Paris...

A battered black Peugeot 403 broke out of the centre stream of traffic, cut across the inside line of cars and pulled in to double park at the kerb. There was the usual screaming of brakes, hooting and yelling. Quite unmoved, a girl got out of the car and, leaving the traffic to sort itself out, walked purposefully across the sidewalk. Bond sat up...

Bond watched her narrowly as she reached the edge of the tables and came up the aisle...She smiled rather tautly into his startled eyes. “I'm sorry I'm late, and I'm afraid we've got to get moving at once. You're wanted at the office.” She added under her breath: “Crash dive.”

Bond jerked himself back to reality. Whoever she was, she was certainly from 'the firm'. 'Crash dive' was a slang expression the Secret Service had borrowed from the Submarine Service. It meant bad news - the worst. Bond dug into his pocket and slid some coins over the table. He said “Right. Let's go,” and got up and followed her down through the tables and across to her car."

-Ian Fleming, "From a View to a Kill" — at Le Fouquet's - Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris.

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....

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Anyone recognise this?

http://s22.postimg.cc/f8jr43rt9/Matt_key.jpg

'Wait till you get to my teeth!'

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ajb007/lol  Yes, I have one there too,  but so far I can't find it.

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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I love to travel, and as I have said on other threads I often choose my holiday destinations based on locations that have appeared in Bond movies.  The first place being to Switzerland while on a school trip in 1982 where we actually visited Piz Gloria as part of the itinerary.

Living in London and in fact walking distance from Vauxhall Cross I see the MI6 building every day as well as other iconic London locations from the films.  Nothing beats being in the heart of the greatest city in the world.
So, other places featured in Bond films that I love from around the globe in no particular order are:

Havana, Cuba (Die Another Day)
Puerto Rico - Arecibo telescope and north western beaches (GoldenEye)
Miami (Goldfinger, Licence to Kill, Casino Royale)
New York, USA (Live and Let Die)
Thailand - Bangkok and “James Bond Island” (TMWTGG, Tomorrow Never Dies)
Cairo, Pyramids, Egypt (TSWLM)
Greek Islands (FYEO)
San Francisco, USA (AVTAK)
Gibraltar (The Living Daylights)
Nice, France (Never Say Never Again)
Amsterdam, Netherlands (Diamonds Are Forever)
Paris, France (AVTAK)

I have also been to Turkey, but not Istanbul so not sure if that counts as a Bondian location.  My future travel plans include Vienna, Austria in October, South America at Christmas and Prague for Easter 2016.  Hmmmmm, has Prague starred in a 007 film yet or was it just from Mission: Impossible 1?   ajb007/insane

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Strangeways wrote:

I
Living in London and in fact walking distance from Vauxhall Cross I see the MI6 building every day as well as other iconic London locations from the films.  Nothing beats being in the heart of the greatest city in the world.
ajb007/insane

Interesting I am zone 2/3. I work at the rear of the British Museum..

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LALD - New York City. (But not Harlem, I'm afraid.)  ajb007/lol
OP - Berlin.  Checkpoint Charlie.
LTK - Key West.