Thursday, April 13, 2023

My history with history: visiting world-famous pop culture sites


Here's a quirkier companion list—select iconic pop culture sites I've tracked down:

The Dark Knight, 2008
building from which Batman kidnaps a criminal
Hong Kong

The Breakfast Club, 1985
school where kids spent Saturday detention
Des Plaines, IL

Groundhog Day, 1992
various Gobbler's Knob scenes 
Woodstock, IL (yes, not Punxsutawney, PA)

Star Wars, 1977
Rebel Alliance base on Yavin 4
Tikal, Guatemala

Super Friends, 1973
Hall of Justice
Cincinnati, OH

Back to the Future, 1985
Marty McFly's house
Arleta/Pacoima, CA

Abbey Road, The Beatles, 1969
album cover
London, UK

Sports, Huey Lewis & the News, 1983
album cover
Mill Valley, CA

Survivor, 2000
site of Tribal Council set
Pulau Tiga, Borneo, Malaysia

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, 1989
temple housing the Holy Grail
Petra, Jordan

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