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pop culture locations from movies, music, tv & more...

heptapod landing area

from arrival (2016) posted in movies by pete_nice

In Arrival, the serene meadows of Montana were invaded by the hovering heptapod stone-egg ships.

This picturesque backdrop is actually located outside the town of Rimouski in Quebec, near the mouth of the St. Lawrence River.

The Canadian director spoke of the location, “It was strange for me to create something foreign in Quebec. But as a Canadian it was a pleasure to bring U.S. money back home.”

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twin palms

from frank sinatra posted in music by pete_nice

Ol' Blue Eyes was definitely a trend-setter with this example of Desert Modernism: Twin Palms. Originally wanting a Georgian mansion in the desert, the architectural firm of E. Stewart Williams convinced Frank to go with something a bit more location appropriate. The result is a late 40's construction of low clean angles, wide windows, and desert views.

Twin Palms can be your vacation home for the low price of $2,600 a night. Martinis not included.

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the blind man’s house

from don’t breathe posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

Money, Rocky and Alex picked the wrong Detroit house to burgle in Don't Breathe.

Interiors (and some exterior scenes with the help of a replica of the facade) were filmed on a sound stage in Hungary.

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cafe milano

from pod save america, crooked media posted in radio by pete_nice

A hot-spot of journalists, lobbyists, diplomats, and a place "Where to Meet Wealthy, Attractive Democrats" (according to dc.eater.org).

The restaurant is oft-referenced in the podcast "Pod Save America."

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pico garden market

from the greasy strangler posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

According to noted bullshit artist Big Ronnie on his Disco Tour, 'this very store here is where Kool from Kool & the Gang worked before he exploded onto the disco scene.'

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