Andrea David travels the world looking for locations used in her favorite movies and TV series.
Andrea David, a travel blogger from Hamburg, Germany, is combining her love for travel and films by hitting up famous film locations. The tourist has been aligning film stills and the real-life locations in a series of striking photographs. She has been posting on her travel blog, Filmtourismus.de, as well as her Instagram account @filmtourismus. According to Philly Mag, she has been traveling to these iconic locations since 2004! It all began when she was pursuing a degree in tourism management in Munich, Germany.
“I decided to write my diploma thesis about the influence of films on where we choose to travel, combining my love of cinematography and film with my background as a former travel agent,” explains David. “While doing research in 2004, I gained a taste of it and started traveling to various filming locations. After my thesis, I continued traveling this way because I really enjoyed it.” David launched her blog, Filmtourismus in 2007. Later she also came up with an Instagram handle, which has garnered over 811k followers! According to CNN Travel, David is a big film and TV fan and is particularly fond of the Star Wars and James Bond franchises: "Naturally, these films deliver plenty of travel ideas," she added. Her favorite TV shows include Game of Thrones, Sherlock and The Walking Dead.
She also enjoys older films when it comes to hunting out film locations. "Among my favorites ranks the real Kellerman's Resort of Dirty Dancing in Virginia, the town in British Columbia where they filmed Rambo -- First Blood and the village near Atlanta seen in Fried Green Tomatoes, she said. Take a look at some of her photographs below! How many do you recognize?