Tuesday, 30 June 2015

007 Filming location: Stock car race track / On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)


Bond movie: "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969)
Place and location in the movie: Switzerland
Actual place and location: Near Weid, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
What happens here in the movie: Bond and Tracy in a stock car race
Visited by 007 Travelers: July 2014

Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

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Monday, 29 June 2015

Monica Bellucci in Croatia

What: Monica Bellucci on holiday
Where: Dubrovnik, Croatia 
When: 28 June 2015

Source: Daily Mail
Photos: WENN.com

Monica Bellucci enjoyed her holiday in Croatia with her friend.
Monica will be seen as Bond girl Lucia Sciarra in "SPECTRE" (2015).

Naomie Harris on "SPECTRE" set on Millennium Bridge, London, England

What: Naomie Harris and filming of "SPECTRE" (2015)
Where: Millennium Bridge, Southbank, London, England
When: 28 June 2015

Source: Daily Mail
Photos: BACP / Splash News

Eve Moneypenny appeared to be on an important mission!

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Léa Seydoux on set at Pinewood Studios

"SPECTRE" (2015): Léa Seydoux on set at Pinewood Studios in front of the 007 stage - with her two younger brothers

Photo on Twitter: Dr. Madeleine Swann (19 June 2015)

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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Dust to dust. #SPECTRE (2 photos)

"Dust to dust. "

Official "SPECTRE" (2015) photos.

Source and photos: www.007.com

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007 Travelers mentioned in Matkaopas 3/2015 travel magazine

Finnish travel magazine "MATKAOPAS" 3/2015 writes about ""SPECTRE" (2015) filming locations.
In this context 007 Travelers blog is mentioned.

"Finnish Pirita and Mika travel around Bond filming locations and write a blog: 007travelers.blogspot.fi".

Interview of 007 Travelers coming up later this year in "MATKAOPAS" travel magazine!

Daniel Craig and 007 Travelers

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Daniel Craig and Léa Seydoux on "SPECTRE" set in Tangier, Morocco and a train video

Source and photo: Clicknews
Video: Oujda Original

Daniel Craig and Léa Seydoux on "SPECTRE" (2015) set

VIDEO: Second unit / Gyrocam-chopper filming the train

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Saturday, 27 June 2015

007 Event: Public Opening of 007 WALK OF FAME. Autograph sessions with many BOND Stars! (1 August 2015)

Where: Schilthorn, Switzerland
When: 1st of August 2015

360°-Restaurant Piz Gloria: 11.00.-12.30 and 14.00. - 15.00

1st of August 2015 – opening event with star-studded cast!

The Public Opening of the 007 WALK OF FAME takes place on Saturday 1 August 2015
on the Schilthorn summit. Many stars from "On Her Majesty’s Secret Service" (1969) will be there and available throughout the day to sign autographs and pose for visitor snaps. Meet
George Lazenby, (James Bond 007); Terence Mountain, (Raphael); Sylvana Henriques,
(The Jamaican Girl); John Glen, (director); Catherina von Schell, (Nancy) and Jenny Hanley (The Irish Girl). Stunt double Vic Armstrong – who has doubled for all Bond actors with the exception of Daniel Craig – and female stunt double Wendy Leech will also be there.

Photo by: Schilthorn Cableway Ltd

The world‘s first 007 WALK OF FAME honours the stars in front of and behind the cameras during the filming of “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. Other celebrities from the world of James Bond 007 will also find their place on the Schilthorn.

Impressions from these celebrities will live on forever: An information board will include their photo, their signature and their handprint in steel as well as a personal message. It will also describe the importance of the film to their career and their memories from their time on the Schilthorn. The panels form the 007 WALK OF FAME on the Schilthorn summit, a unique tribute to the legendary James Bond films.

Meet the stars in person at the opening:

George Lazenby
James Bond in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969)

Terence Mountain
Raphael in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969)
Guard in "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971)

Sylvana Henriques
Japanese Fan Dancer (silhouette) in Title Sequence (uncredited) in "You Only Live Twice" (1967)  
The Jamaican Girl in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969).

John Glen
"For Your Eyes Only" (1981)
"Octopussy" (1983)
"A View to a Kill" (1985)
"The Living Daylights" (1987)
"Licence to Kill" (1989)

"On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969)
"The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
"Moonraker" (1979)

Catherine von Schell
Nancy in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969)

Jenny Hanley
The Irish Girl in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969)

Wendy Leech
Girl Hostage in "Never Say Never Again" (1983)
Extra at Blades (uncredited) in "Die Another Day" (2002)

"For Your Eyes Only" (1981) - stunt team

"Never Say Never Again" (1983) - stunts
"Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997) - stunt double: Ms. Yeoh - uncredited) / stunts
"The World Is Not Enough" (1999) - stunts - uncredited

Vic Armstrong
Ninja #1 (uncredited) in "You Only Live Twice" (1967)

Second unit director:
"Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997)
"The World Is Not Enough" (1999)
"Die Another Day" (2002)

Stunts (uncredited):

You Only Live Twice" (1967)

Ski Double - Bond (uncredited) in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969)

Stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited) / Stunts (uncredited) in "Live and Let Die" (1973)

High fall on horseback stunt double: Sean Connery  (uncredited) / Stunt coordinator / (Stunt double: Gavan O'Herlihy (uncredited) in "Never Say Never Again" (1983)

Stunt coordinator:

"Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997)
"The World Is Not Enough" (1999) (uncredited)
"Die Another Day" (2002)

How to get Schilthorn:
Take a train from Interlaken Ost for Lauterbrunnen, from where a postbus takes you to the bottom station of the Schilthorn aerial cableway in Stechelberg.


007 Travelers highly recommends:
007 Restaurant: 360°-Restaurant Piz Gloria  and BOND WORLD 007


Friday, 26 June 2015

007 Book location: Helsinki airport

Bond book: Icebreaker (1983), Devil May Care (2008)
Place and location in the book: Vantaa Airport
Actual place and location: Helsinki Airport, 01531 
Vantaa, Finland
What happens here in the book: Bond is searching villain Konrad von Glöda in airport (Icebreaker), Bond waits his plane to take-off towards Paris (Devil May Care)
Visited by 007 Travelers: Several times

"Officially Vantaa Airport is not open until seven in the morning, but there are always people about. At five o’clock it had that look you associate with the sour taste of too many cigarettes, constant coffee, and the, tiredness of waiting for night trains, or planes, anywhere in the world."

Mika / 007 Travelers

 "The big clock in International Departures stood at two minutes to eight-thirty."

"Keeping behind as much cover as possible, Bond edged his way past the kiosks, trying to position himself near the passage on the extreme left of the complex which led to passport control and the air-side lounges.
At the far end of this section of the departure area, set in front of high windows, was a coffee shop – separated from the main complex by a low, flimsy trellis barrier covered with imitation flowers. To the left of it, very close to where Bond now stood, was the passport control section, each of its little booths occupied by an official."

John Gardner: "Icebreaker" 

"Where are you, James?"
"I´m at the Helsinki airport. I´m coming to Paris. The plane leaves after thirty minutes. What do you think, would you like to go to a restaurant tomorrow evening?"

Sebastian Faulks: "Devil May Care" 

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Thursday, 25 June 2015

In Memoriam: Patrick Macnee (1922-2015)

Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

Sad news today: Patrick Macnee who played Bond's (Roger Moore) ally Sir Godfrey Tibbett in "A View to a Kill" (1985), has passed away. He died a natural death at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.
Source: Patrick Macnee's website

Who: Daniel Patrick Macnee
Born: 6 February 1922
Died: 25 June 2015

007 Item: BOND 007 Luxury bath soap 150 g

007 Item: BOND 007 Luxury bath soap 150 g

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Wai Wong joins "SPECTRE" cast

Wai Wong
Wai Wong joins "SPECTRE" (2015) cast as Head of Nation China.

Source and photo: IMDb.com

He is known for:
"In Mao We Trust" (Short) as Marriage Counselor (2014)
"Acquainted" as Craig (2013)
"Gone Too Far" as Mr. Wong (2013) 
"Handuken" (Short) as Fugitive (2013)
"The Dark Knight "as Hong Kong Detective (2008)
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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Daniel Craig in Morocco

"SPECTRE" (2015) filming in Morocco:

Second unit has already filmed exterior shots of the desert and a scene set to take place inside a train for a train sequence; the Oriental Desert Express (Ouijda to Bouarfa) in Ouijda, they have also taken establishing shots in Erfoud and Tangier. Near Tangier, "SPECTRE" crew has built a massive compound-set were Christoph Waltz’s character Franz Oberhauser lives.

Filming of "SPECTRE" wraps up 5th of July 2015.

Sources: Morocco World News and Clicknews
Daniel Craig


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Monday, 22 June 2015

Christoph Waltz in Tangier, Morocco for "SPECTRE"

"SPECTRE" (2015) star Christoph Waltz is in Tangier, Morocco.

Source and photos: Paul Brichet /Tanger Experience
Filming places in the Kasbah are repainted, redecorated, furnished, accessorized and Moroccan extras hired.

In Tangier, the shooting took place on June 20 in the Palace of Abdeslam Akaaboune which has been converted into hotel "The American". The pharmacy has become a cafeteria, all buildings have been painted with all the decorum. On 21 June 2015 the shooting took place close to the hotel Minzah.

Due to confidentiality agreement, lips are sealed. However it is said that many hotels have accommodation for the cast and crew. Hotel Minzah for Christoph Waltz, Mövenpick, Villa Josephine for Daniel Craig and the Bond girl. It is the Ramadan period but the restaurants that are open have reserved alcohol.

Rémi Tulloue, Christoph Waltz and Philippe Morin at the Tangier restaurant Ocean
on Saturday 20 June 2015

Lots of production trucks are parked in the vicinity of shooting locations. They carry electrical generators for the lighting, cameras, tents, sets, and costumes.
The palace turned into Hotel Akaaboune "The American". The security prevents taking pictures.
At the bottom of the house was located the famous coffee shop Dahlia that was repainted for the filming purposes. 
Left Café Dahlia painted by the Irishman Colin Watson.
The Pharmacy instead was transformed into a coffee shop / bistro for the film and the facade of the house was aged.
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"SPECTRE" in London. The Finale! Boats and helicopter pics and VIDEO

What: Final London exterior filming of "SPECTRE" (2015)
Where: In the area of Vauxhall bridge, River Thames and Westminster Bridge, London, England
When: 21-22 June 2015

Source and photos: Clicknews
Video: PA Press Association

VIDEO: Glimpses of speed boats and a helicopter soaring through the skies late on a Sunday night could only mean one thing, the "SPECTRE" crew was back filming in London. Päivi and Anton from Finland (Home country of 007 Travelers) can be seen too!

Full scale model of MI6 HQ built at Pinewood Studios backlot

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