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Q.O.S - The Eco Hotel
SF - Dragon Casino
       M's Office
       Mi6 Building
       
SP - Hoffler Klinik
       Mi6 damaged building
       Mexico Collapsing building
       Train carriages
       
Managed to do that without having to leave one location  ajb007/wink

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I've just come back from a holiday in lake Como and took a boat past the Villa del Balbianello.

I also live in peterborough and just up the road is the nene vally railway where they filmed Octopussy.

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In no particular order

Afghanistan
New York
San Francisco
Rome
Vienna
Berlin
Switzerland
Monaco (Still paying off the casino)
Croatia
Portugal
Spain
Bratislava
Prague
Montenegro
Amsterdam
Hong Kong
Tokyo
Corfu
London
Scotland
Aldershot (aka North Korea)

Still many more to do......

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MOONRAKER Venice, danieli, lido(Brazil m16 hq), st marks square (Venini glass and clock), ca rezonnico (draxs office/science lab, murano (glass museum), fondamenta di misericordia ( Jim bumps into holly and gets in gondola) , fenice (bond gets told to go on leave)

QUANTUM OF SOLACE Lake como quantum of solace (car chase in the tunnels)

LIVE AND LET DIE New York Oh cult voodoo shop east 65th street, 118th street Harlem and JFK airport, FDR drive

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER circus circus las vegas and Mccarran airport, Dover

DIE ANOTHER DAY secret door off Westminster bridge

GOLDENEYE Somerset house courtyard , for the st Petersburg square, greek cathedral interior and exterior Bayswater and Fulham , alpes maritimes

SKYFALL Whitehall, national gallery and the Turner picture room, glencoe Scotland , trinity house,
Primrose st broadgate tower,great Suffolk st,lake como, m's house

THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH o2 arena

LIVING DAYLIGHTS Trafalgar Square (universal exports)

CASINO ROYALE Venice st marks square and back streets

GOLDFINGER iver Heath and pinewood studios

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Beckton

OCTOPUSSY Greenwich maritime museum and M16 building, sothebys

SPECTRE riverwalk house, admiralty arch london

And SIS building and the bridge at Vauxhall

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ive been to the eiffel tower  a view to a kill ......gibraltar the living daylights .....crab quay.....and dunns falls where dr no and live and let die was filmed and some london locations .

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Just did part of the Moonraker car chase route in Kent, UK. The book, not the movie.

The A20 route followed in the book where Bond chases Drax in Chapter 20, Drax's Gambit, can still be followed. The geography described in the book is very accurate, as you'd expect from Fleming. From Charing there is a roundabout (not a fork like in the book) and then a steep rise up to a flat run of around one mile straight. It is all in the book and can still be followed just as it happens on the text Fleming wrote.

I had someone reading the book to me as I drove the route. It was a lot of fun on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

I did part of it at the weekend, and ended my journey at the Duck Inn country pub which was one of Fleming's haunts in the 1960s whenever he wanted to stop off for a quiet drink.

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MrGore wrote:

Just did part of the Moonraker car chase route in Kent, UK. The book, not the movie.

The A20 route followed in the book where Bond chases Drax in Chapter 20, Drax's Gambit.

Did you get overtaken by an Alfa Romeo?

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

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Chriscoop wrote:

Did you get overtaken by an Alfa Romeo?

Yeah, and the guy stuck two fingers up at me.

I kept looking for the bit in the road where Drax runs them off.

Luckily I made it in one piece ajb007/smile

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MrGore wrote:
Chriscoop wrote:

Did you get overtaken by an Alfa Romeo?

Yeah, and the guy stuck two fingers up at me.

I kept looking for the bit in the road where Drax runs them off.

Luckily I made it in one piece ajb007/smile

ajb007/crap wasn't me

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

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A few days ago I had a long lunch at Scott's restaurant with my two former colleagues from my bookshop days. I had reserved a table several weeks ago and the taxi dropped me outside with the doorman rushing over to open the door and escort me in. Scott's has a history in the James Bond world as being a favourite haunt of Ian Fleming. As a Vesper was on the menu I ordered one for each of us - my first James Bond cocktail I can remember having. Whether it is the same blend as the one in the books I don't know but it was rather good  ajb007/martini

I was imagining Fleming smoking here and wondering what he would have thought of the smoking ban  ajb007/lol . On mentioning the Fleming link to the waiter he told me that in those days Scott's was in the Haymarket and had moved to the present Mayfair location sometime after his death which was a disappointment. Putting that aside I was still happy to be in the spirit of the restaurant even if the wrong location.

So still trying to be Bondian I ordered beluga caviar followed by lobster thermidor and cheese to end the lunch. We also had Tattinger champagne which although was far from cheap was a positive bargain compared to the Dom Perignon. The beluga was spectacular and the lobster perfect - this really is a special place and we all enjoyed pretending to be Bond for a few hours.

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

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I ad my list too:
Berlin
Hamburg
Amsterdam
Malta
Lake como
Venice
London
Cádiz ( Cuba in  dad)
Rome( visited all spectre Locations)
Sardinia
Prague
Karlovy Vary
New York
Paris
Glencoe/Glen Etive

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There may be others, as we go to visit a lot of television locations, but the Bond ones that spring to mind are:

Heatherden Hall, Pinewood (various)
Reguliersgracht 36, Amsterdam (Diamonds Are Forever)
Stoke Poges Golf Club (Goldfinger, Tomorrow Never Dies)
Blenheim Palace (Spectre)
Glencoe (or is it Glen Etive?) (Skyfall)
Eilean Donan Castle (The World is Not Enough)
Nene Valley Railway (Octopussy/GoldenEye)

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JBT0077 wrote:

I ad my list too:
Berlin
Hamburg
Amsterdam
Malta
Lake como
Venice
London
Cádiz ( Cuba in  dad)
Rome( visited all spectre Locations)
Next month I ad  Sardinia to the list and in October Solden is planned.

When did Bond go to Malta?

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He didn't, but several Bond movies used prodction facilities there: http://jamesbond.wikia.com/wiki/Malta

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https://s26.postimg.cc/yrbupals5/aa_old_man_10.jpg

The Naval base at Faslane. I was there just prior to the shooting of the above scene- after a talk in a committee room (totally unlike what was seen in TSWLM) we were taken onboard one of the subs for a tour.

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Interesting because as being a naval base I was wondering if you  went down on any one .......
...... Of the subs  ajb007/wink   ( image it in a Kenneth Williams voice )

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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Barbel wrote:

https://s26.postimg.cc/yrbupals5/aa_old_man_10.jpg

The Naval base at Faslane. I was there just prior to the shooting of the above scene- after a talk in a committee room (totally unlike what was seen in TSWLM) we were taken onboard one of the subs for a tour.

One of the most iconic Bond scenes imo.
Totally jealous hat you have witnessed the shooting but well deserved!  ajb007/cheers

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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Alas, and thanks, but I was there before the actual shooting  ajb007/crap

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walther p99 wrote:
JBT0077 wrote:

I ad my list too:
Berlin
Hamburg
Amsterdam
Malta
Lake como
Venice
London
Cádiz ( Cuba in  dad)
Rome( visited all spectre Locations)
Next month I ad  Sardinia to the list and in October Solden is planned.

When did Bond go to Malta?

Tswlm was partly filmed there

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Ah now I saw, the question was already answered

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With regards to the thread today on NSNA , it reminded me that i have stood /hung around the spot in NSNA where Bond meets Rowan Atkinson ,in Nassau in the Bahamas , it was dam hot that day and the colonade afforded some welcome shade ,Its a shame looking back on my Bahama trip ,as i wasnt such a big Bond fan ,like i am now ,so i didnt  really take a lot  of notice of the Bond locations ,But now ,when i watch Casino Royale (we was there when they was filming it ) i did wonder why i was getting strange looks now i think about it  ajb007/lol i was  40 then , and just glad to be able to afford that Bahamian  holiday

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

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JBT0077 wrote:

I ad my list too:
Berlin
Hamburg
Amsterdam
Malta
Lake como
Venice
London
Cádiz ( Cuba in  dad)
Rome( visited all spectre Locations)
Sardinia
Prag
Karlovy vary

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I went to Circus Circus and even played the Water Balloons. I won a stuffed penguin who I named Felix, after Mr Leiter.

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After reading the thread on Bond locations I would like to add my 'visits' to locations where the films were made.
The wife is not always happy as it some times involves a bit of a trudge to get to them so it can involve a bit of a trade off.

FRWL                            Hurley Lock

Goldfinger                            Stoke Poges Golf Club, Black Park

Thunderball                    Beaconsfield - Saracens Head, Shrublands
                                           Paris - Avenue d'Eylau,         
   
OHMSS                                 Marlowe - M's Home

DAF                                  Amsterdam - Majere 'Skinny' Bridge, Reguliersgracht 36, Dover Ferry Terminal

FYEO                                St Giles Church yard

Moonraker                            Egypt  - Pyramids, Paris - George Pompidou Museum, Venice - Ca Rezonnica, Venini Glass, St Marks Sq

Octopussy                            Peterborough - Nene Valley Railway, Orton Mere, Yarwell Tunnel

A View To a Kill                    Paris - Eifill Tower, Alexandre  Bridge, Amberley Chalk Mine
   
The Living Daylights            Gibraltar

Goldeneye                            Peterborough - Nene Valley Railway

Die Another Day                    London -  Westminster Bridge

Casino Royale                    Venice  - Grand Canal,  St Marks Square

Skyfall                            Hankley common

Quantum of Solace            Italy - Lake Garda road tunnels
   
Pinewood studios, London Walking the James Bond film locations, St.  James's, Sevenhampton

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Welcome to AJB, and that's an impressive list!