Call me a nerd, or whatever you like, but when I’m on a trip somewhere, I make it a point to visit any locations where I know a movie or television show was filmed.
For example, in Spain, we visited the ***Plaza de Espana|http://gallery.prwdot.org/plaza_de_espana/DSCN1234***, a location you might recognize from ***Star Wars Episode II|http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0121765/***. Our San Francisco trip was replete with filming locations, including the ***Monterey Bay Aquarium|http://gallery.prwdot.org/sfo_day6/DSCN4208***, which served as the “Cetacean Institute” in ***Star Trek IV|http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0092007/***, and any number of San Francisco hills, bridges, and other landmarks that were used in ***Sneakers|http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0105435/***.
Russia will be a bonanza for filming locations (departure date is less than five weeks away!). Obviously, we’ll be visiting the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, which was the subject of ***Russian Ark|http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0318034/***. Then there’s ***The Bourne Supremacy|http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0372183/***, which was filmed on location in Moscow. And ***The Amazing Race, Season 5|http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race5/*** featured a run through ***Saint Petersburg|http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race5/show/episode04/destinations.shtml***, including locations such as the Hermitage, Battleship Aurora, The Bronze Horseman, and the Anichkov Palace.