Monday, August 22, 2011

Movie Spots! Q is for Quantum of Solace

Quantum of Solace

All these Southern California, Hollywood-area movie homes are starting to get boring.  I wanted to get far, far away so I went to a different hemisphere for this movie location...  The explosive finale of the 22nd James Bond film Quantum of Solace takes place at an eco-hotel in Bolivia.  Bond does battle with the bad guys, and the hotel gets completely blown to hell.

Alright, so this is in fact a hotel way out in the middle of absolute nowhere.  It's actually in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. The nearest attraction is the hole on the ground where those 33 miners where stuck last year.  It is called The Residencia, home for employees of the Paranal Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT).  The complex is built into the ground specifically to cut down on light pollution that may effect the nearby astronomical observatory located on Cerro Paranal.    

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