Top ten Thursday and a subject I love - movie locations!! I love visiting places that I can recognise from the silver screen and we even go out of our way sometimes to do this, so this weeks top ten was an easy one.
1. Eilean Donan Castle: a beautiful castle on Scotland's West coast that has featured in many films but the two that stand out for me are Highlander (1986) starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery, and James Bond - The World is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan.
2. Temple Church, London: This church was featured in the book The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, and filming for the movie took part here as well. It's a really interesting church that was first consecrated in the 1100's and built by the Knights Templer.
3. Rosslyn Chapel: founded in 1446 and even though it was already famous, after it featured in the Da Vinci Code it became even more a spot for tourists. This year they hosted an outside viewing of the film as it is ten years since the Da Vinci Code film was released on the world.
4. Big Ben: an iconic part of London's skyline and I'm sure every tourist that visits the city takes a photo of it. It features in loads of films but probably the most famous ones are Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, and of course it was blown up in Mars Attacks and Independance Day.
5. The London Eye: as it sits on the Thames it is seen in a lot of the films that Big Ben is seen in but another one that it stars in is Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
6. Waddesdon Manor: a National Trust property not far from London features in the movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows which stars Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law.
7. St Bartholomew The Great: London's oldest surviving church and has been in use since the 1100's and has featured in loads of films. The ones I was most interested in when we visited were; Four Weddings and a Funeral, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, and Sherlock Holmes.
9. Tower Bridge, London: another iconic view of London that is seen by so many people and that makes it even more recognisable when it features in a film. Just a few of the films that have featured this bridge are: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, James Bond - The World is Not Enough, Sherlock Holmes, and The Long Good Friday.
10. Glen Coe, Scotland: a simply breathtakingly beautiful part of the world which would make a perfect backdrop for many films. Two that have made good use of this beauty are Braveheart and Harry Potter.
Until next time, be good, stay safe, and take care of you.
Pamela and Ken