Saint Serge, Russian Orthodox Church in Paris, 19th arrondissement
Piscine Pontoise in Paris, straight out of the 1930’s, private dressing boxes behind blue doors
Aquaboulevard, a modern water park in Paris
Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, Japan
The Main Hall of Sanjusangendo Temple in Kyoto
1001 Kannons inside the Main Hall
Minamiza Kabuki Theater in Kyoto, founded in 1610, current building from 1929
Samaria Gorge in Crete
Shirakawa-go Village in Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Cool thread. Here’s a challenge: what about “some places you love and some you’d love to visit” that are actually in a movie (real or imagined)?
Well, i’m all for the Japanese photos, Kim. Daniel, I’d love to visit the locations of Sansho the Bailiff. There’s a spot in the Mawddach estuary in North Wales i’ve not been to for years, that reminds me of the final location with a rock at the sea in Sansho. I was delighted to visit Dinard, location of Rohmer’s A Summer’s Tale in Brittany, and Lyme Regis in Dorset, England, and walk along the sea wall where Meryl Streep stood in The French Lieutenant’s Woman. My wife always wanted to visit China after seeing Inn of the Sixth Happiness when young but ended up at the locations anyway, in Snowdonia, North Wales. (she also wanted to visit the Shaolin monks at the temple in China, but was ill when we were due to go, and they came to us by chance in Brittany instead.)
My dad’s mystery birthplace in the pics is Dharamsala, by the way, where the Dalai Lama is, and that’s been in a film or two.
I aslo fancied the setting of Man with the Golden Gun, but i think Wildfire may have put the rock with a fantasy building on top?
Las Pozas garden, Xilitla, Mexico (unusual jungle garden)
Meenakshi Temple, India
Jardin Marjorelle, Marrakesh, one city i have been and really impressed.
Hay-on-Wye, Wales, town of books
now one of them i know very well
Wales as a country is twinned with Lesotho!
Kenji…what a coincidence, I was searching for a good Meenakshi Temple picture 5 minutes back……here it is..
Ah great, cos mine wasn’t ideal
Lalibela rock church, Ethiopia
Maritime Museum, Amsterdam
I should mention that the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam is not only architecturally interesting but houses a fine collection.
World’s oldest Noh stage in Miyajima
At high tide
Actually, I may have had the Royaumont Abbey in mind when I posted the Fontenay Abbey above. It was “used as a filming location for the Catholic boarding school in Jean Delannoy’s Les amitiés particulières.”
Le Château de Raray
La Pagode Theater, a turn-of-the-century (i.e. 19th to 20th) cinema in Paris
Mostar Bridge, Bosnia, that had to be rebuilt after the war.
one of my favourite villages, Beddgelert, Wales