Saturday Snapshot: New York, New York

As I’ve probably mentioned, one of my favorite things when I travel is to see places I’ve read about, or recognize from movies or TV.  So New York was quite the experience, as that seemed to be happening to me every time I turned around!  I counted media references in my trip scrapbook–over thirty.  I won’t try to tell you about all of them…  Here are just a few pictures I snapped with the thought, “oh, I’ve seen that!”

This bridge in Central Park is not only beautiful, but Patrick Dempsey strolls along it during Made of Honor, a very cute chick flick.

Bethesda Fountain, also in Central Park, figures in a great musical number in Enchanted.  It’s also the iconic image from Angels in America.  I recommend the first, not so much the second.

I was thrilled in Washington Square to unexpectedly stumble across the arch from August Rush, a wonderful movie starring Freddie Highmore.

Anyone else with movie-settings-in-real-life stories? 🙂  And of course, visit At Home with Books for more Saturday Snapshots!

21 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot: New York, New York

  1. Thanks for taking me to all of those movie spots. Did you have a smart phone to show you where they were, or did you just recognize them? we were watching Midnight in Paris the other night and found a Google map on our phone so we could figure out if we had visited the various sights.

    1. I just recognized them, no technology help. In some ways the most fun part is stumbling on a recognizable scene unexpectedly! Although a guide to help me find more would be handy too. 🙂 Knowing New York, I probably passed other movie spots without realizing it!

  2. What a great movie/real adventure. I haven’t seen too many of the movies you mention, but I started to watch Angels in America, I found it rather disturbing. So I wouldn’t recommend it either.

  3. Beautiful shots. And now I want to see Made of Honor. I want to see New York some day. My husband hates big cities. I mean HATES. He is a hick. I love them to visit. So I’ll have to visit it with my sister or someone

  4. dianem57

    I love how in NY everywhere you go you see something familiar – even the street signs (Wall Street, Broadway, 42nd Street, etc). It’s a terrific place to visit.

  5. I enjoyed Made of Honor because part of it was filmed at one of my favorite castles in Scotland, Ailean Donan. The first time I was in the Highlands, our hotel room looked out at that castle.

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