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SKIN JOB 66
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 11:58 pm    Post subject: BLADE RUNNER LOCATIONS AROUND THE WORLD Reply with quote

I thought this would be a funny place to post photos of locations that remind you of Blade Runner... it doesn't matter wether they come from a distant country or your hometown, the most important here is to try to catch the "feel" of 2019...

Let's start with a few pics taken during a trip to Tokyo 3 years ago... This town reminds you of BR at almost each and every corner, especially when you're "lucky enough" to be desperately looking for a ramen restaurant on a rainy night !

A street right in the heart of Sector 4 :



Chew's red lit conapt on top of the "Eyeworld" building :



Security device at the rear entrance of Rachael's building :



Bikes parked near the Snake Pit entrance :


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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome idea for a thread! and those photos are truly amazingly Blade Runner-esque!! Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very cool thread

gonna take the camera around china town tomorrow and even the University of Toronto has some good resemblance. Will post soon.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your appreciation, guys !!!

Can't wait to see your photos, 4year !!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe - maybe not

This is a shot of the Robarts Library on the University of Toronto Campus - I work on the 7th floor.

The building kind of has a BR feel -

"The library's main building is a large brutalist/futurist concrete structure which to some people looks like a giant peacock when viewed from the south (see top picture) with the small tower in front representing the peacock's neck and beak, while the library stacks in the background are thought to look like its extended tail. It has also been speculated that the unusual shape of the building might be a reference to the dragon slain by Saint George, given the library's location on St. George Street."



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Astonishing..... Wow. How can I turn my vinegards at rear side of my home to toxic waste in a Blade Runner world? Very Happy

A very good idea Fred! Lovely pics. In fact, I bought a book about customs used by young japanese to "discover" some Blade Runner trends presents today.

A link to the book:

http://www.buy.com/prod/fruits/q/loc/106/30736101.html

(and is not Amazon one! Very Happy)

Yeap. There is no Deckard coat or Rachel dress here. I think this is what a future generation after BR could be, from a young point of view. It resembles more a manga/anime style than BR, but... its very fun.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Far to market someone products or sites, I found these interesting sites, for one or another reason, when Googling "BLADE RUNNER LANDSCAPES":

http://bladerunnerlandscape.com/

http://www.madisonavenuejournal.com/2006/03/16/blade_runner_new_yorks_landscape/

http://www.huzzam.com/etext/davmurbancont/Beyond_Blade_Runner.html

http://graphicapparatus.blogspot.com/2007/12/blade-runner-day-23-pyramid-landscape.html

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Madrid


Shopping window


Do you recognize this?


and this?


Japan is plenty of pics like this one:


Well, I will have an open eye to catch a real (and near to me) landscape Blade Runner-alike. Will not be easy, but... patience is a must... Smile



Its very fun to use ideas from others to produce unexpected results from GG.... (thanks again Fred!).
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great phtos jfuste and 4years, can't wait to see more !!!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this on an unusual site: englishrussia.com, which has some very nice night photographs of Moscow that sure looks like Blade Runner!



More are posted here: http://englishrussia.com/index.php/2009/10/27/cloudy-weather/#more-5684

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great website Tony, keep on expexting to see spinners flying around.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My son and me circa 1990. This L.A. location reminds me of something ...

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pictures guys! Thanks for sharing... Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this topic has been quiet for a while now, but I came across this building whilst researching futurist architecture, and it seemed too similar not to post.




Ferrohaus in Zurich, Justus Dahinden.

Presumably it means Iron House
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

since i am headed to Vegas for the DEMA dive conference, i couldn't resist ...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another contribution .
http://propsummit.com/upload/696/n28_michael-siward.jpg
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YouTube user egawauemon's steadicam strolls around the backstreets of Tokyo have a certain 'Bladerunneresque' feel about them.


http://www.youtube.com/user/egawauemon#p/u/78/n5M0Ah7MWTY
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing guys...if I was to shot another BR movie, I would put cast and crew in Tokyo (no need to have extensive transformations to make the sets believable Wink )
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice pics, everyone...I think I'm going to contribute a few of my own, once I get the hang of proper night photography with this newfangled digital camera.

Until then, the brutalist Oakland Postal Distribution Center always reminds me of Tyrell Corp. headquarters, especially at dawn or dusk. It's monumental and intimidating, with those narrow slitted windows. I'll try to get a few decent pics of it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one that always reminds me of the Tyrell building is that one hotel down on Union Square, the St. Francis I think, it has those external elevator cars running up the outside of it. Always makes me think of that scene.

I'll have to grab some snaps next time I'm down that way.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Loyalizer wrote:
The one that always reminds me of the Tyrell building is that one hotel down on Union Square, the St. Francis I think, it has those external elevator cars running up the outside of it. Always makes me think of that scene.

I'll have to grab some snaps next time I'm down that way.


Yeah, definitely. The Hyatt down at the Embarcadero has this giant open atrium with a bar, restaurant, fountain, and Tyrell-style elevators sliding up and down. Looks more Logan's Run than Blade Runner, but it's a cool space all the same.
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