Wednesday, August 8, 2012

ONCE UPON A TIME

Hello and welcome back.... Set in the fictitious town of StoryBrook, Maine,  the Fairy tale characters come to life after a nasty witch put a curse on the townsfolk.

So, Where is "StoryBrook" ?

Most of the filming is done is a small town called Steveston, in British Columbia, Canada
  
Other filming locations are Richmond and Vancouver, Canada.










To find in Google Earth just type in the search bar = Steveston Coffee, Moncton Street, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

This is where Mr Golds shop is and other filming locations, and street view is available so its great to just wonder around. ( also try 1st & 2nd ave)




Other filming places include Vancouver, Canada. (see below)

I think i just saw the Evil Witch...err Mayor come out of that Garage.....




























Massive "Thank You " to yvrshoots.com for the photos 

CLICK HERE  to view more stunning photos from Yvrshoots.com


 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

NAZI BUILDING

Hello and welcome back.... Although it may look like it, this building is not a Nazi headquarters, Yes its shaped like a "Swastika" but it is infact the US Navy building in Coronado,California USA....You would have thought someone would have seen the blueprints before they built and said Hey, That looks like....
Due to criticism the US government is to spend $600,000 to alter the look.

Just type in Google Earth search bar "Glorietta Bay, Coronado, CA, United States and look to the right opposite a boat harbour.




Monday, July 30, 2012

DR WHO - THE TARDIS

Hello and welcome back...Being a huge fan of Doctor Who I was surprised to find the "Tardis" on Google earth....Yes viewers it real, It has to be, its on Google Earth.









The first one has to be seen to be believed.
You will need to go to street view to view this but it clearly looks like a blue box in mid air.







To view in Google Earth type in the search box = 9660 S Cass Ave, Lemont, IL, 60439, USA.
Click on the red pin to pinpoint and zoom to streetview.
Go slightly forward (otherwise,trees will be in the way) about 1 step (mouseclick) and turn to the west.







2ND TARDIS

The second "Tardis" is located strangely enough in Krypton st (Superman?)
Type in Google Earth = 142nd Ave NW & Krypton St NW, Ramsey, MN 55303, USA
Just to the right is the Tardis, maybe "The Doctor" just stopped in for a spot of Tea... Jolly Good...

VOLKEL AIRBASE, VOLKEL, NETHERLANDS

Hello and welcome back.... This is a strange one, In the beautiful countryside of the Netherlands is the town of Volkel, But don't try to land at the airbase because it's not there, Well, it has been erased, not it real life but on Google earth...Interesting.

You can find it on Google Earth by typing  "Volkel Air Base, Volkel, The Netherlands".... mine seemed to think about it first taking a few seconds to decide to show me. (could be just my computer)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

TOP GEAR

Hello and welcome back.... Top Gear is a motoring show filmed in the U.K. by the BBC.
The test track that they use was designed by Lotus cars for formula one testing.
The site was once a Royal Canadian Air Force base in world war two.






To find the track and studio that is used in the show type into Google Earth search bar = Dunsfold, Surry GU8, UK.
Then once loaded go slightly to the right and its the main airport.






As shown on the map (left) is the main test track used in the show.















The top Gear studio is right next to the airfield, it's the large white and green? building.

The Stig could not be seen from Google Earth and remains unfound.