Have you guys seen the first season of The Witcher already? As someone who hasn’t read the books or played the games it took me a while to get into it, but by the end of the season I was already hooked. A big part of the series was filmed in Central and Eastern Europe. On the one hand to honor the fact that the books come from Poland and on the other hand it’s convenient because there are so, so many castles in Europe. One of the castles that the show uses as a filming location I recognised to be the Kreuzenstein Castle near Vienna, which I have been to!
It’s in episode 3 when the Witcher has to fight a striga monster, which is actually a cursed princess, when I realized, hey, wait a minute, I’ve been there! It looked a bit different in my experience, but that’s the power of editing for you. Try to guess which are my photos and which ones are from the show. I bet you can’t.
For me it’s not often that I see something in film or TV that I recognize from real life, so it’s still exciting when that happens. In this case I laughed, remembering how windy it was when my boyfriend and I were there and how we couldn’t even go inside the castle, because none of us had cash and there was no ATM nearby. This castle – Kreuzenstein – is used as a filming location pretty often, because it’s fairly new and in good condition. It helps that it looks so imposing, perched up on the hill.
So what places have you been delighted to recognize in film or on TV, that you weren’t expecting? Toss a comment to your blogger and tell me about it.