Saturday, January 21, 2012

Reel Places to See

Watching movies has always been one of my favorite past time activities. When I turned 18, my father gave me my own VCD player and that further intensified my movie addiction. During vacation, I would cocoon in my room for a day and watch like 5 consecutive movies. On those days, only three hindrances can hamper my movie marathon, when I need to eat, take a bath and pee. Other than that, no disturbances could ever hinder my addiction.

Aside from a quality story, handsome leading man, :-)  I always look forward in the setting or location of each film. Since venturing in traveling is expensive and never a priority in my family, films were always instrumental in bringing me to the greatest places I never imagined to have existed. And I'm not talking about places that made it to the seven wonders of the world. Some of most of them are just plain restaurants, stores and streets that appealed to me in one way or another. Allow me to share some of them in this post

1. Juliet's Wall in Verona

Found in Italy, this was a significant place in the movie, Letters to Juliet. Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) discovered a place where anyone can post love letters on the wall of what was believed as Juliet's house. Sophie later found a group of ladies who answers all the letters and that led to the development of the story. 

2. Shakespeare Bookstore - Notting Hill

Sadly, my dream to reach this place is already impossible. I read from this article that this famous London travel bookstore was already closed.

3. Central Park in Manhattan provided the best locations in most of my favorite romantic films

Central Park West - The Devil Wears Prada

Central Park : The Mall - Serendipity

Central Park Bow Bridge  - The Mirror Has Two Faces

The Loab Boathouse - 27 Dresses

4. New York Public Library - Sex and the City (the movie)

Photo Source here

5. Staglin Family Vineyard in Rutherford California - The Parent Trap

Back when Lindsay Lohan was young, sweet, innocent :D

Photo Source here

6. Oak Hill - Sweet Home Alabama

They used the place's lawn for the wedding

7. Serendipity III - Serendipity

8. Santorini - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

9. Chatsworth House - The Duchess

How about you? I would love to hear your all time favorite "reel places."

P.S. All pictures used in this post are not owned by the author. Sources are linked to each picture


  1. oh my god! these are all amazing places!
    i am dying to go to Italy one day!

    Melina ♥

  2. I like your choices, Diane!!! :D I'll just travel along with you. I hope you read Falling Together. What I did not say in my blog post is that the adorable Cat is a Filipina, and can you guess where they travel to??? ;P I did not want to give away too much of the plot.

    Ricki Jill

    1. Oh another book I should be reading. I will surely include that in my list Ricki. Thanks a lot

  3. OH MY GOODNESS! I had a long post typed and then I refreshed the page, after copying it, because the comment box was acting up. Then I went to look for pictures and... silly me, I copied a link for a photo... and lost the whole post.

    Here goes again. :)

    I also loved "Letters to Juliet" and would love to go see Juliet's wall!!

    Another movie that I absolutely love.. is Eat, Pray, Love! Everywhere that she goes in that movie is gorgeous and so.. spiritual and so many other things that I love! Even though it may seem silly, one of the main points I LOVE about that movie is when she meets the Brazilian man.. and he takes her to his house. I love that his house is completely open... actually, I think her's is too, but I couldn't find an image of hers. I want to live someone one day where I can have huge open walls instead of high walls with small windows that remain locked.

    Here's a link to the picture. Not sure if I can post a picture in a comment.

    Maybe I will make a post on this topic when I get home from work tonight. :) Love the thoughts...

    take care, Diane!!
    'til next time,
    - Amanda

    1. Hi Amanda! I managed to see the picture. I love Eat Pray love too. I totally forgot that to include in my list. Bali and some places in Italy made me fell in love with the movie. I would love to see your own "reel places"

  4. Oh Diane, these places really took me away. I especially loved seeing the wall for "Letters to Juliet." I have not seen that movie and it now is on my list for sure.

    This is a beautiful post. Thanks so much.

    1. I highly recommend Letters to Juliet. You will enjoy the places from Italy.

  5. Hi Diane!! These pictures are great! I am loving the fall trees in the pic of Central Park & Santorini - total dream of mine. I love Jane Austen. Some of my favorite movies are Emma, Sense & Sensibility, and Pride & Prejudice. I love classic scenes from those movies!!

  6. I also fell in love with that wall in Letters to Juliet.

    I have also several favorite romantic films that had major scenes shot in Manhattan.. Fools Rush In and Friends With Benefits. :)

  7. Oh I love this post. It seems we have very similar movie tastes. I love the garden in Central Park where Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in the final scene of You've Got Mail and I love the English Cottage in The Holiday. Plus of course all the old movies I love like White Christmas and the Uninvited.


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