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I love this idea because I’ve been doing it myself for many years. Not the recreating part, but the finding pop culture locations thing. I love finding places where movies and TV shows were filmed (or where notorious crimes were committed) and just taking it all in.

And I guess I’m not alone in that fascination because other people do it, too!

There’s an Instagram page called Secret Famous Places and the folks behind it do a really great job of not only finding movie locations, but recreating the scenes themselves. And they get into all the little details, like the clothes, the hair, and everything.

Let’s take a look at some of the places they’ve gone to!

1. Mockingjay in Berlin.

Looks pretty exact to me.

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We visited the filming location of Mockingjay in Berlin in 2019 πŸ˜ƒ we already had been there three years ago. This time a camera team of a german TV channel was with us. . . Location: The scene was shot at the metro station near to the ICC in Berlin. Katniss Everdeen and her crew were fighting against Mr. Snow's troops. Actually we were searching for a different place. But unfortunatley it was closed. So we decided to take this picture for the shooting, because it was at a public place. . . Clothes: This time Judith's outfit was quiet easy. We just needed her black leather jacket and a black zip jacket. . . Jennifer Lawrence we hope you like the picture 😊 . . Original Photo: Lionsgate . . #tributevonpanem #jenniferlawrence #thehungergames #filminglocation #berlin #secretfamousplaces #movies #actor #germany #wonderfulplaces #love #germanytourism #visitgermany #katnisseverdeen #city #photography #art #fun #visit_berlin #travel #blogger #instagood #travelphotography #traveltheworld #photoshoot #mockingjay #hollywood

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2. Pretty Woman.

Nailed it.

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Julia Roberts and Richard Gere 😍 We visited a filming location of "Pretty Woman" in LA in 2018! At first we didn't find the location. Too many things didn't exist anymore. But luckily we had a second photo with us. Julia Roberts and Richard Gere were walking in a park. In the background you can see a fountain. It still exist, even if the surrounding changed a bit ❀️ . . Location: The park is called Grand Park and has the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain in the north area of the park. It was very hot, especially with this lot of clothes πŸ˜ƒ . . Clothes: It wasn't easy to find a jacket like Julia Roberts had. In the end Judith wore a beige-coloured coat. Unfortunately it's a little bit different. But it was the best solution we could find. Richard Gere wore a dark suit. This was easy πŸ˜‰ . . @Juliaroberts and Richard Gere, we hope you like the picture 😊 . . Original Photo: Buena Vista Pictures . . #juliaroberts #richardgere #prettywoman #losangeles #la #hollywood #usa #california #rodeodrive #westcoast #america #roadtrip #losageles_city #visitcalifornia #travel #instagood #filminglocation #travelphotography #travel #movie #actress #vacation #adventure #vacation #travellust #trueclassic

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3. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

I’d say that’s a good mash-up.

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In June 2019 we visited Iceland. And the best known movie with filming locations in Iceland is "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" with @benstiller 😊 . . Location: There is a small road in Nothern Iceland to a City called "Seydisfjordur". You can't miss the hotel, there aren't many πŸ˜‰ it is a small town in a very cold region. Remember: June…and it was 2Β°C! 😳 The hotel in the background is called @hotelaldan. . . Clothes: Ben Stiller alias Walter Mitty wears a red pullover and has bag over his shoulder. But most important is the longboard/skateboard. The problem: we didn't have skateboard with us πŸ˜… of cours not…so we had to take two cans of baked beans and a wooden board 😎 Did you realise that? πŸ˜‰ . . @benstiller we hope you like it! 😊 great Movie! πŸ™Œ . . Original photo: 20th Century Fox . . . @iceland @guidetoiceland #Iceland #waltermitty #benstiller #icelandtrip #travelling #europe #filminglocation #sfp #secretfamousplaces #Gufufoss #icelandscape #icelandtravel #icelandic #icelandtrip #icelandroadtrip #guidetoiceland #travellust #travellog #roadtrip #movie #travel #travelblogger #travelphotography #traveltheworld #hollywood #actor #photographyart #travelphotography

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4. Outlander in Scotland.

Picture perfect.

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This is our third picture of Outlander! We have been in Scotland in 2018, it was an amazing trip! To see the other two pictures – swipe to the right. . Location: It is a very small town called Falkland. Can you see the differences? They covered the yellow street marks, because it didn't exist before. We love to discover the differences from movie and the reality. All other things in this scene are still quiet the same 😎 . Clothes: Claire is wearing a blue jacket, Judith got it from her mother. Her shoes are heres. So this time we had a lot of luck 😊 . . @caitrionabalfe we hope you like it 😊 . . Original photo: Sony Pictures Television . . #outlander #scotland #outlanderedit #outlanderstarz #caitrionabalfe #grahammctavish #outlanderseries #series #uk #photography #filminglocation #claireunderwood #clairefraser #secretfamousplaces #traveling #blogger #love #highlands #jamieandclaire #outlanderlove #adventure #traveltheworld #travelblog #scottish #love #lovegreatbritain #thisisscotland #outlanderlover #outlanderseason5 #lovegreatbritain @outlander_starz @this_is_scotland @lovegreatbritain @grahammctavish @caitrionabalfe

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5. The O.C.

Remember that show?

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O.C. California! It was an amazing day, we visited a filming location of O.C.! 😍 Check out the curtain, table and all other elements, it is still the same. It was like a trip into the series, we loved it so much. . . Location: It is a diner called "Redondo Beach Coffee Shop" on a pier at Newport Beach. If you are in the near of it, you have to visit it! The waitress was so nice to us, she gave us all the time we needed for this picture. She even brought us the original menu and bottles 😎 . . Clothes: For Robin it was a decent pink shirt and black trousers, Judith had to wear a white shirt. A little bit hot for this temperature πŸ˜… but absolutely possible. . . @rachelbilson and Adam Brody, we hope you like the picture 😊 we love it 😍 . . #oc #occalifornia #rachelbilson #adambrody #la #losangeles #california #newportbeach #usa #westcoast #redondocoffeeshop #redondobeach #secretfamousplaces #travel #travellust #smile #visittheusa #visitcalifornia #series #travelusa #2000s #orangecounty #hollywood #filminglocation #vacation #photography #mischabarton #love #serie

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6. The Lord of the Rings.

On location in New Zealand.

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Soon is Christmas! Time for β€žLord of the Rings”!! πŸ˜€ When we were in New Zealand of course we wanted to visit these great filming locations. But it wasn’t so easy to find a picture of a man and a woman. Because almost every time you see an actress in the movies they are in a fictitious world. So we had just one solution: I (Judith) have to be a male actor…once again πŸ˜‰ In the end I was Orlando Bloom alias Legolas. Could have been worse πŸ˜‰ . . . Location: It was a long journey until we reached Mt. Sunday – the place where Rohan was built. It was one of the most beautiful places where we have ever been. There was no one – just us. The landscape was breathtaking. We’ve never seen something like this before. It was a long walk until we reached Mt. Sunday. At the end we forgot our battery pack in the car πŸ˜… …so Robin had to go back all the way… For one night we stayed there in our tent – in the middle of nowhere. Believe me – that was soooo exciting 😍 . . . Clothes: Actually you just see the cape of Legolas. So we bought grey material and thought it wouldn’t be so difficult to get dressed like him. But it was πŸ™ˆ The material didn’t want to stay the way we want it to be. Because of the wind and my fit of laughter it took a lot of time…But in the end we made it 😊 @Orlandobloom and Viggo Mortensen – we hope you like the photo. Just because of you we saw this amazing place. Thank you! #herrderringe #herrderringememes #lordoftheringsmemes #lordoftherings #orlandobloom #viggomortensen #newzealand #neuseeland #travel #travelphotography #secretplaces #secretfamousplaces #middleearth #lotr #thehobbit #frodo #filminglocation #nzmustdo #newzealandguide #world #movie #Nature #reisen #blogger #instatravel #series #peterjackson #fotografie

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7. Game of Thrones.

A great location in Spain.

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Our next picture of Game of Thrones with Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage! This awesome location is located in Spain. We took the picture at a very cold and foggy day πŸ™ˆ . . Location: This beach is located in northern Spain near to Bilbao. It is called Itzurun and is a beautiful area of unrral looking stone formations and cliffs 😎 . . Clothes: We bought Daenerys dress at a carnival store πŸ˜… We used it for different pictures of GoT in Spain. Tyrion Lannister wears a dark coat. For that we brought black material with us. A lot πŸ˜‰ . . @emilia_clarke @peterdinklage @gameofthrones we hope you like our picture πŸ˜€ It was a great location! . . Original Photo: HBO/Warner Bros. Television . . #GameOfThrones #Khaleesi #basque #visitspain #winteriscoming #EmiliaClarke #PeterDinklage #Spain #Bilbao #Itzurun #Daenerys #Lannister #GOT #secretfamousplaces #travel #travellust #adventure #reiseblogger #filminglocation #roadtrip #vacation #series #hbo #gameofthronesfinale #jonsnow #travelling #dragon #europe

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8. 13 Reasons Why.

Nice work!

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Our first picture of "13 Reasons Why"! It was a funny story till we get there, because the people in the office of the harbour didn't know about the filming location. And it was a long distance from the camera to the place on the pier πŸ˜… . . Location: The pier is located in the near of San Francisco, it is next to Vallejo. There are several filming locations next to it, but this was the best one. Hannah and Zach are sitting on a pier at the harbour. But it is private with a huge fence at each pier. Luckily the office is next to it. The women in the office were very friendly and little bit confused about our hobby, but they gave us the key! πŸ˜ƒ They didn't know that the series was recorded there. One problem: the camera had to stand on a different pier, too long for a quick run. So we took a picture every 5 seconds. . . Clothes: Quite easy this time! Robin wore a white shirt and blue jeans like Zach. Hannah also wore a jeans and a grey shirt . . @katherinelangford and @rossbutler we hope you like the picture! . . #13reasonswhy #hannahbaker #zach #kathrinelangford #rossbutler #usa #california #totemΓ€dchenlΓΌgennicht #vallejo #sanfrancisco #harbour #netflix #secretfamousplaces #travellog #travellust #adventure #reiseblogger #filminglocation #roadtrip #vacation #series #photography #usa #visitcalifornia #sanfranciscoworld #love #couple #america

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9. No Strings Attached.

Recreating a love story.

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This scene is from the movie "No Strings Attached" with Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. It was recorded in Los Angeles 😊 We have been there one year ago. . . Location: The main characters Emma and Adam are on a date. Adam wants to show her something special. So they visit this light installation of a museum. It is called "Urban Lights". Fun fact: We were not allowed to use a tripod…someone could stumble πŸ™ˆπŸ˜… It was a very cool location, many people have been around. Luckily we met Amy (@simply_journious). She helped us to take this picture. Thanks a lot 😁 You did a great job! The location changed just a little bit. There was no pole in the right side, when we visited it. . . Clothes: For Robin it was – as often – quite easy. He had to wear a suit. Unfortunately we forgot his black jeans πŸ™„ For the jacket he is holding we just needed something which has the same colour. My dress was difficult. We searched for a long time to find something which looks like a dress and has the right colour. Finally we used something like a blouse I already had at home. . . @natalieportman and @aplusk we hope you like the photo πŸ˜ƒ . . #usa #nostringsattached #freundschaftplus #losangeles #california #natalieportman #ashtonkutcher #hollywood #urbanjungle #secretfamousplaces #roadtrip #america #westcoast #travellog #filminglocation #travellust #travelling #MuseumOfContemporaryArt #losangeles_city #visitcalifornia #travelphotography #america #date #love #urbanlights #worldplaces #watchthisinstagood #filminglocation #travelcouple

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10. Skateboarding in Iceland.

Very cool!

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We went to the famous scene of "The secret life of Walter Mitty", where he used a longboard to drive down a road in Iceland! 😁 The weather was quite cold…but we were happy that it didn't rain. . . Location: "Walter Mitty" drives down Route 95 to SeyΓ°isfjΓΆrΓ°ur, it is an amazing area, very high. It was just 4Β°C, but this is quite normal there. You can spot a waterfall called Gufufoss on the left side of Walter Mitty – and this was a good hint. But you spot also some changes. The stripes on the street are more colorless now and the street got a new barrier. But – what is good for us – mountains and waterfalls remain very similar over years πŸ˜„ so we could find this filming location easier. We loved that route. But when you visit it, be always prepared for cold wind and snow, even in summer! . . Clothes: Robin needed a red pullover and a bright trousers. And of course one very important thing: A skateboard. Did you recognized it? We used a baked beans can as rolls and a wooden beam as the board πŸ™ˆ And for Walter Mitties bag we just used a belt. So the only thing we had to buy was the baked beans 😎 . . . @benstiller we hope you like the photo! 😊 . . Original photo: 20th Century Fox . . @iceland @guidetoiceland #Iceland #waltermitty #benstiller #kirstenwiig #travelling #europe #skateboard #filminglocation #sfp #secretfamousplaces #Gufufoss #icelandscape #icelandtravel #icelandic #icelandtrip #icelandroadtrip #guidetoiceland #travellust #travellog #roadtrip #movie #travel #travelblogger #travelrepost #travelnow #hollywood #artist

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11. Ant-Man.

Under the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Time for Ant-Man! 😁 This is our first picture of the Marvel Universe. We visited San Francisco and walked a quite long way from the city to the bridge. We didn't expect that it's so far away (for walking). And the bridge is really huge 😳 . . Location: You can walk to the bridge from San Francisco starting at the piers, but it takes ~2 hours. You can see it the whole time, so you always see the "finish line" 😁 Looking at both pictures you can spot the different weather…in San Francisco is really crazy. They say: 4 seasons in one day πŸ˜… We didn't expect, that the building in the background was real. It could have been it in a studio. Even the fence was there πŸ˜ƒ . . Clothes: Robin needed quite dark clothes. He had everything at home. Only the jacket was from a friend. Thanks a lot @anubis.hes 😁 . . Paul Rudd, @marvel and @marvelstudios we hope you like our photo! . . Original photo: Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios/Motion Pictures . . #antman #marvel #marvelstudios #paulrudd #evangelinelilly #avengers #endgame #thanos #sanfrancisco #sf #california #usa #westcoast #goldengatebridge #sfp #secretfamousplaces #ironman #captainamerica #captainmarvel #robertdowneyjr #chrishemsworth #chrisevans #spiderman #onlyinsf #sanfranciscoworld #visitcalifornia #worldplaces #watchthisinstagood

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12. Game of Thrones.

Like I said, attention to detail…

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A new photo is coming! We can't wait for the new season, so we filled our waiting time with Game of Thrones filming locations 😎 . . Location: It is located next to Bilbao with an astonishing cliff in the background. The city is called Zumaia and the beach Itzurun. It is easy to find and a beautiful area! But if it is windy or even stormy, you can't visit this spot the whole day because of the tides. The stone formation in the background is absolutly remarkable – and huge 😱 have a look at the gallery for more pictures 😊 On the left you can spot stairs, which is the connection from the city to the beach. . . Clothes: Khaleesi wears a quite difficult dress/uniform, but we planned to visit more locations with this costume, so we decided to buy a similar one to look as close as possible to the original one. Her red cape is from a carnival costume of "300" πŸ˜„ And we adapted Jorah Mormonts cape with a huge material web πŸ™ˆ . . @emilia_clarke and Iain Glen we hope you like the picture ☺ . . Original photo: HBO/Warner Bros. Television . . #Khaleesi #JonSnow #got #emiliaclarke #iainglen #itzurun #spain #basque #finalseason #winteriscoming #snow #game #dragons #daenerystargaryen #bilbao #motherofdragon #winterfell #stark #lannister #gameofthronesseason #visitspain #forthethrone #daenerys #travel #secretfamousplaces #traveltheworld #love #travelphotography #travelblog #reisen

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13. Here’s another one.

Take a look at that amazing scenery!

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Our first picture of #GameOfThrones! It was a quite long way, but it was an amazing location. We can't wait for the final season 😱 . . Location: It is located next to Bilbao, maybe a 30 minutes drive. After you arrive at the parking spot, you have to walk for an hour: first a long way down and over a mystical path and stone bridges next to the ocean. Then you reach the island "Gaztelugatxe". You can see a small part of the path in the gallery. Before you arrive at the top of the mountain with a hermitage, you are standing at the same spot as "Khaleesi" and "Jon Snow". We had little problems taking the photo, because the camera had to be behind the path and our tripod was at maximum height to give us the same camera position. But it wasn't enough, so we placed Robin's smartphone on the top of our camera to be even more higher. It worked 😎 . . Clothes: Have a look at Khaleesi, it can't be more difficult. She has a dragon-brooch, a cape and a difficult dress. We bought them together as a carnival costume and it was important, because didn't know how to make it on our own. Her hair is complicated, too. πŸ™ˆ Jon Snow wears a biiig coat, that is why we bought 2x3m material and the shoulders were covered by a fake fur of my jacket. . . Kit Harington and @emilia_clarke we hope you like the photo 😊 . . Original Photo: HBO/Warner Bros. Television . . #Khaleesi #JonSnow #got #emiliaclarke #kitharington #gaztelugatxe #spain #basque #finalseason #winteriscoming #snow #game #dragons #daenerystargaryen #bilbao #motherofdragon #winterfell #stark #lannister #gameofthronesseason #visitspain #forthethrone #daenerys #travel #secretfamousplaces #traveltheworld #love #worldplaces #watchthisinstagood

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Those are awesome! I have to say I’m pretty impressed with how far they go in recreating these scenes.

Do you ever do this when you’re traveling?

If so, please share your photos and your stories with us in the comments.

Thanks!