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New York City - Didn't go to Harlem but did see an absolute ton of other film locations.

London - Buckingham palace,  Big Ben,  the Thames, the Millenium Dome when it was't just called the O2. It had rides in it and all sorts. Was only 12 at the time, and I've visited the odd other location.


Below are two photos from my trip to New York. From a very well known movie. I felt like a big kid  ajb007/lol

http://s13.postimg.cc/j94s2ov4z/FB_IMG_1444852042682.jpg


http://s9.postimg.cc/uythg3fvv/FB_IMG_1444852089883.jpg

"Sic Parvis Magna"
"Greatness From Small Beginnings."

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I use to deliver stuff to the UN & Harlem. Been to Vegas too.

Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
#1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.DN 5.GF/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT

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Robbo88 wrote:

New York City - Didn't go to Harlem but did see an absolute ton of other film locations.

London - Buckingham palace,  Big Ben,  the Thames, the Millenium Dome when it was't just called the O2. It had rides in it and all sorts. Was only 12 at the time, and I've visited the odd other location.


Below are two photos from my trip to New York. From a very well known movie. I felt like a big kid  ajb007/lol

http://s13.postimg.cc/j94s2ov4z/FB_IMG_1444852042682.jpg


http://s9.postimg.cc/uythg3fvv/FB_IMG_1444852089883.jpg

Brilliant! I have been to NYC but did not go to see that, definitely next time, I love Ghostbusters ajb007/martini

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Had a fantastic vacation during the summer with the wife and 2 kids and hit a few Bond locals.  I mentioned Paris earlier in this thread but the other Bond places were Venice, Rome, and Monte Carlo.  Also went to Montenegro but as I was eager to visit Bond's hotel I was disappointed to learn even before leaving that not one frame was ever shot there! 

We also visited Corfu which stoked me the most in terms of Bond locations, but in the flurry of research and preparations I did weeks before for all our planned destinations, I didn't have time to better research the exact locations used throughout Corfu that the FYEO production used extensively.  Afterwards, I did learn where those were, including the two historical fortifications right next to old town Corfu (scene of Bond and Melina go to the market), where they had their poignant scenes overlooking the ocean and which doubled for Kristato’s Albanian portside warehouse; our time was so crunched since we only had roughly 8 hours in port that we skipped the forts altogether, which was a waste because they were just right there where we were but the heat and the prospect of marching through these structures were not desirable at the time! 

We rented a car to visit a beach (Glyfada) and unfortunately I didn’t know at the time which beach Countess Lisl got mowed down by Locque’s dune buggy.  Also, on the way to the beach we got pleasantly lost in the countryside and got a feel of the winding roads during the FYEO chase scene in Spain and unbeknownst to me, at a certain point we were not that far off from the area used including the small town in that scene, another pity.  Had I better prepared, the places we’d purposely visited would certainly be the small town in the chase scene and the 2 forts.

"...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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Penfold Heart wrote:
Robbo88 wrote:

New York City - Didn't go to Harlem but did see an absolute ton of other film locations.

London - Buckingham palace,  Big Ben,  the Thames, the Millenium Dome when it was't just called the O2. It had rides in it and all sorts. Was only 12 at the time, and I've visited the odd other location.


Below are two photos from my trip to New York. From a very well known movie. I felt like a big kid  ajb007/lol

http://s13.postimg.cc/j94s2ov4z/FB_IMG_1444852042682.jpg


http://s9.postimg.cc/uythg3fvv/FB_IMG_1444852089883.jpg

Brilliant! I have been to NYC but did not go to see that, definitely next time, I love Ghostbusters ajb007/martini

It was surreal. Me and a buddy jumped into a cab, just told him the district. He said "we're here." I paid him, got out the cab and turned left and there it was. Stood with my mouth open. Walked over and had a look in the window and saw this.........



http://s1.postimg.cc/o1uxcao0r/FB_IMG_1444942964899.jpg

"Sic Parvis Magna"
"Greatness From Small Beginnings."

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Very cool!!!!!

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I have been to Venice. I could feel the he traded from the few locals. I have also been to Schonbrunn Palace (TLDL.) In the palace I saw marionettes preform "The Magic Flute." I can honestly say it is the best production of the singspiel I have ever seen.

https://s1.postimg.cc/3larkd9rv/2017-08-01_14.36.34.jpg

I am planning an Austria and Switzerland trip this winter and want to go to the location OHMSS was filmed. Any suggestions? I read it has a half an hour gondola ride that I am particularly excited about.

I've always wanted to have Christmas in Turkey

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I've also been to Venice,  in fact I got married there.  I've also been to Vienna,  siena, Lake garda and como, costing, sardinia,  new York, Paris,  Hamburg,  Rome,  Miami, loads of places in Greece,  Egypt, Gibraltar and of course London and Scotland.  I'm sure there are others but I can't quite recall any more bond locations. Nassau is on the list of places I want to visit,  I've also been to Croatia so if rumours are true I'll be able to add that.
Vesper,  how did you like Venice?

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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I've only been to a few locations around London .

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

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Most of mine are happy coincidence. Venice was my first intentional trip based on Bond.  I first went there because of CR only to return a few times and eventually get married there. 

The new Mrs Coop taking pictures of her aunts with the rialto in the background

https://s3.postimg.cc/6fy3gdjov/20170801_203946.jpg

Inside the Palazzo Cavalli,  George Clooney got married here a few years after us.
https://s1.postimg.cc/5jg6pa2pn/20170801_203858.jpg

Like George and Amal we also travelled to our wedding by boat,  ours is the white one.
https://s2.postimg.cc/pijpypdph/20170801_203841.jpg

Mrs Coop making the most of a once in a lifetime photo opportunity,  only newly weds are allowed on this balcony
https://s4.postimg.cc/l255ha22h/DSC_0048.jpg

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Looks fantastic, you old romantic you.

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

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Looks fantastic, you old romantic you.

I am  ajb007/embarrassed  I would highly recommend it.  Especially for a man of your photographic skills,  it's difficult to take a bad picture there.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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1.Monte Carlo-Goldeneye casino
2.French Riveria-NSNA boat dock (I think it was the same)
3.NYC-Voodoo shop
4.Rome
5.London-SIS building, 10 Trinity Square, Whitehall, Trafalgar square, Somerset house, college of arms, DAD door, old royal naval college, Virgin Active Canary riverside club, Broadgate tower, Westminster station, Isle of dogs bridge, Ormamental canal, Millennium dome, Rule's restaurant, Duke's bar, I'm probably missing a few.
6. Scotland-Eilean Donan castle, Glencoe

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I was in Monte Carlo in the start of July, putting a little video together on how and why and my impressions on it.
Lake Como/Garda followed thereafter and it's easy to see why so many celebrities live there.
One of my favourite locations. Didn't go outside Whyte's estate though.

a reasonable rate of return

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Chriscoop wrote:

I've also been to Venice,  in fact I got married there.  I've also been to Vienna,  siena, Lake garda and como, costing, sardinia,  new York, Paris,  Hamburg,  Rome,  Miami, loads of places in Greece,  Egypt, Gibraltar and of course London and Scotland.  I'm sure there are others but I can't quite recall any more bond locations. Nassau is on the list of places I want to visit,  I've also been to Croatia so if rumours are true I'll be able to add that.
Vesper,  how did you like Venice?

To be honest I was not a fan of Venice. It was stunning but the locals were openly hostile. I can understand why. The food was unimpressive. It kind of was like Disney Land but no one smiled. I will add I am not a romantic and play the accordion so I was not charmed by 'O Sole Mio being played on gondolas.

I've always wanted to have Christmas in Turkey

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I have been to some or actually most of the European and American cities, but the most impressive Bond location so far was certainly the temple of Karnak in Egypt.

And I live quite close to the Kurfürstendamm in (former West) Berlin and seeing it in a Bond film is what I like most about Octopussy.

"I'm afraid I'm a complicated woman. "
"- That is something to be afraid of."

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VesperMelograno wrote:
Chriscoop wrote:

I've also been to Venice,  in fact I got married there.  I've also been to Vienna,  siena, Lake garda and como, costing, sardinia,  new York, Paris,  Hamburg,  Rome,  Miami, loads of places in Greece,  Egypt, Gibraltar and of course London and Scotland.  I'm sure there are others but I can't quite recall any more bond locations. Nassau is on the list of places I want to visit,  I've also been to Croatia so if rumours are true I'll be able to add that.
Vesper,  how did you like Venice?

To be honest I was not a fan of Venice. It was stunning but the locals were openly hostile. I can understand why. The food was unimpressive. It kind of was like Disney Land but no one smiled. I will add I am not a romantic and play the accordion so I was not charmed by 'O Sole Mio being played on gondolas.

Remarkable that was your experience.  I found the locals very friendly and outgoing,  we were treated very well indeed.  The street food is very unimpressive but relatively cheap but I never had a bad experience in any of the restaurants, we ate in the Grand Canal hotel restaurant many  times and went there for our wedding meal (again as did Clooney),  the manager always remembered my name and we got complimentary prosecco and zabaglioni. We've returned to stay in the Hotel Saturnia every time the room we always ask for is the one I stayed in my first visit and 5 minutes after entering the room the sounds of one sole mio rang out being sung from a gondola that was in a small canal under my balcony,  as I found because of the acoustics there they all sing it there! It's a nice experience once a day but 20 times a day over 14 days it wore a bit thin  ajb007/lol

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Chriscoop wrote:

Remarkable that was your experience.  I found the locals very friendly and outgoing,  we were treated very well indeed.  The street food is very unimpressive but relatively cheap but I never had a bad experience in any of the restaurants, we ate in the Grand Canal hotel restaurant many  times and went there for our wedding meal (again as did Clooney),  the manager always remembered my name and we got complimentary prosecco and zabaglioni. We've returned to stay in the Hotel Saturnia every time the room we always ask for is the one I stayed in my first visit and 5 minutes after entering the room the sounds of one sole mio rang out being sung from a gondola that was in a small canal under my balcony,  as I found because of the acoustics there they all sing it there! It's a nice experience once a day but 20 times a day over 14 days it wore a bit thin  ajb007/lol

I think we might have been working with different budgets hence seeing different things. Clooney is out of my price range. I was in the area where little old ladies gave you dirty looks and threw dog poop into alleys  ajb007/lol

I've always wanted to have Christmas in Turkey

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VesperMelograno wrote:
Chriscoop wrote:

Remarkable that was your experience.  I found the locals very friendly and outgoing,  we were treated very well indeed.  The street food is very unimpressive but relatively cheap but I never had a bad experience in any of the restaurants, we ate in the Grand Canal hotel restaurant many  times and went there for our wedding meal (again as did Clooney),  the manager always remembered my name and we got complimentary prosecco and zabaglioni. We've returned to stay in the Hotel Saturnia every time the room we always ask for is the one I stayed in my first visit and 5 minutes after entering the room the sounds of one sole mio rang out being sung from a gondola that was in a small canal under my balcony,  as I found because of the acoustics there they all sing it there! It's a nice experience once a day but 20 times a day over 14 days it wore a bit thin  ajb007/lol

I think we might have been working with different budgets hence seeing different things. Clooney is out of my price range. I was in the area where little old ladies gave you dirty looks and threw dog poop into alleys  ajb007/lol

ajb007/amazed  ajb007/lol just to point out we got married in January,  the hotels are less than half the price than in peak season.

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Let's see from the top of my mind:

- London
- Istanbul
- Switzerland
- Tokyo, even stayed at the hotel that is Osato's office in the movie YOLT
- Las Vegas
- Amsterdam
- New York
- Nice, France
- Puerto Rico
- New Orleans
- Bangkok
- Hong Kong (unfortunately not in the garden that was Hai Fat's house. It was closed.)
- Rio de Janeiro
- Monte Carlo
- Venice
- Paris
- Berlin
- San Francisco
- Vienna
- Miami
- Cuba
- Hamburg
- Scotland (Eilean Donan Castle, Glencoe)
- Lago di Como
- Sienna
- Shanghai
- Rome

Still on the list are:

- Switzerland location of OHMSS
- Jamaica
- Bahamas

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Chriscoop wrote:

ajb007/amazed  ajb007/lol just to point out we got married in January,  the hotels are less than half the price than in peak season.

We just missed each other. Congrats on getting married!

I've always wanted to have Christmas in Turkey

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VesperMelograno wrote:
Chriscoop wrote:

ajb007/amazed  ajb007/lol just to point out we got married in January,  the hotels are less than half the price than in peak season.

We just missed each other. Congrats on getting married!

Thanks but January 2014  ajb007/lol

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Chriscoop wrote:
VesperMelograno wrote:
Chriscoop wrote:

ajb007/amazed  ajb007/lol just to point out we got married in January,  the hotels are less than half the price than in peak season.

We just missed each other. Congrats on getting married!

Thanks but January 2014  ajb007/lol

We missed each other by a good bit!

I've always wanted to have Christmas in Turkey

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VesperMelograno wrote:
Chriscoop wrote:
VesperMelograno wrote:

We just missed each other. Congrats on getting married!

Thanks but January 2014  ajb007/lol

We missed each other by a good bit!

ajb007/lol

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Chriscoop wrote:
VesperMelograno wrote:
Chriscoop wrote:

I've also been to Venice,  in fact I got married there.  I've also been to Vienna,  siena, Lake garda and como, costing, sardinia,  new York, Paris,  Hamburg,  Rome,  Miami, loads of places in Greece,  Egypt, Gibraltar and of course London and Scotland.  I'm sure there are others but I can't quite recall any more bond locations. Nassau is on the list of places I want to visit,  I've also been to Croatia so if rumours are true I'll be able to add that.
Vesper,  how did you like Venice?

To be honest I was not a fan of Venice. It was stunning but the locals were openly hostile. I can understand why. The food was unimpressive. It kind of was like Disney Land but no one smiled. I will add I am not a romantic and play the accordion so I was not charmed by 'O Sole Mio being played on gondolas.

Remarkable that was your experience.  I found the locals very friendly and outgoing,  we were treated very well indeed.  The street food is very unimpressive but relatively cheap but I never had a bad experience in any of the restaurants, we ate in the Grand Canal hotel restaurant many  times and went there for our wedding meal (again as did Clooney),  the manager always remembered my name and we got complimentary prosecco and zabaglioni. We've returned to stay in the Hotel Saturnia every time the room we always ask for is the one I stayed in my first visit and 5 minutes after entering the room the sounds of one sole mio rang out being sung from a gondola that was in a small canal under my balcony,  as I found because of the acoustics there they all sing it there! It's a nice experience once a day but 20 times a day over 14 days it wore a bit thin  ajb007/lol

My wife and I had a fantastic time in Venice too. We went in September and stayed in a small B&B which was a beautiful palazzo with three bedrooms for guests, a tremendous spread for breakfast overlooking a canal, and a glass of prosecco to welcome us. It was also very inexpensive. The owners told us the best restaurants to eat in, places mostly frequented by locals, inexpensive and simply superb. When we said that we didn't think we'd take a gondola ride because we'd heard bad things about them, they encouraged us, told us the maximum amount to pay so that we didn't get ripped-off. We took all of their advice and it was a fantastic experience! I would return to Venice in a heartbeat and although I'd go straight to that B&B again, one day I want to stay in the Gritti Palace!