Wednesday, June 7, 2017

School Days - Nice Boat

Instead of the final episode of the School Days anime, TV Kanagawa showed footage of European nature set to classical music. This lead to the creation of a meme when somebody posted a comment saying Nice Boat. The boat that was shown is MF Skagastøl which is running between Flåm and Gudvangen in Nærøyfjorden here in Norway, so I went and had a look.



Image from Nice Boat footage - 04m29s


You can see this small village called Tufto to the left in shot from the footage.





Image from Nice Boat footage - 04m33s


Matching mountains in the background to the north of Tufto.





Image from Nice Boat footage - 04m41s


The most common meme image of the boat.


The front of MF Skagastøl.





Image from Nice Boat footage - 04m48s


MF Skagastøl leaving Flåm. The boat has been repainted a bit, but it has the same name sign at the top.





Image from Nice Boat footage - 04m52s


The company Fylkesbaatane has merged with several other companies over the years and has been known as Fjord1 since 2012.





Image from Nice Boat footage - 04m57s


View towards Gudvangen. I've marked a path between the boat ticket office in Gudvangen and Tufto in the map below.





Image from Nice Boat footage - 05m02s


Back of MF Skagastøl.





Image from Nice Boat footage - 05m06s


And finally a shot from slightly further away.




Location map:



This location was visited on 2017/06/03 and 2017/06/04.

Links:
Fjord1 official website
Flåm tourism website

Sunday, May 7, 2017

K-On - London Attractions

And finally here's some more tourist attractions in London shown in the K-On movie.



Image from K-On movie - 60m45s


This is outside 221B Baker Street.





Image from K-On movie - 60m48s


Where the Sherlock Holmes museum is located. I got these pictures early in the morning before it opened.





I also got a picture from when it was open, but there were too many other people here to try to get a really good matching shot.





Image from K-On movie - 60m55s


Abbey Road Crossing where I also got a Kinmoza shot.





Image from K-On movie - 60m50s


They also show these buildings right next to Abbey Road Crossing in the movie.





Image from K-On movie - 69m19s


This blurry shot is of the ticket office for Tower of London.





Image from K-On movie - 69m20s


Continues panning to the left.





Image from K-On movie - 69m21s


Towards Tower of London itself.





Image from K-On movie - 69m21s


And the girls sitting down outside on this bench.





Image from K-On movie - 69m27s


The Shard skyscraper was still under construction when the movie was made, but it's been finished now.





Image from K-On movie - 69m54s


View of Tower Bridge. This is not London Bridge as some people think.





Image from K-On movie - 69m58s


This is a view at Tower Pier in the River Thames. You could probably get a better matching shot with a drone or something.





Image from K-On movie - 70m00s


The buildings in the background are the same. I didn't get a shot from the actual bench since there were lots of people sitting there.





Image from K-On movie - 79m44s


And finally a shot of Butler's Wharf Pier taken from Tower Bridge. I've marked the location of the pier in the map below.




Location map:



These locations were visited on 2017/04/13, 2017/04/14 and 2017/04/16.

Links:
Official London tourism website

Special thanks to the ones who went here before:
http://konlondon.blogspot.com

K-On - Jubilee Gardens

Right next to the London Eye is also Jubilee Gardens which is where the exhibition where Ho-kago Tea Time performs in the K-On movie is located.



Image from K-On movie - 74m09s


Jubilee Gardens as seen from the London Eye. The layout of the park has changed.





Image from K-On movie - 74m13s


Stairs leading down from Westminster Bridge towards the London Eye again.





Image from K-On movie - 74m15s


And the London Eye.





Image from K-On movie - 74m20s


No exhibition when I was here.





Image from K-On movie - 74m25s


The buildings in the background are the same.





Image from K-On movie - 75m20s


The outdoor stage would be here somewhere. There are lots of various insert shots during the next couple of scenes.





Image from K-On movie - 75m28s


View across the River Thames from the gardens.





Image from K-On movie - 75m49s


Outside the Royal Festival Hall of the Southbank Centre. I've marked a path between the gardens and the Southbank Centre in the map below.





Image from K-On movie - 75m55s


View of Big Ben.





Image from K-On movie - 76m23s


Mio on the stage looking towards the London Eye.





Image from K-On movie - 77m55s


View from Waterloo Bridge towards the London Eye.





Image from K-On movie - 78m04s


View of Hungerford Bridge from the terrace of Royal Festival Hall.





Image from K-On movie - 78m07s


Corner of the Queen Elizabeth Hall of the Southbank Centre. They've added stairs here since the movie was made.





Image from K-On movie - 78m09s


Another shot of Royal Festival Hall. The shot in the movie is from some stairs to the left of where I got my picture, but they were under renovations and were covered up as you can see if you look closely.





Image from K-On movie - 78m14s


The benches in Jubilee Gardens are different.





Image from K-On movie - 78m19s


This sculpture has been moved. The fast track ticket booth for the London Eye is still behind the hedges on the right in the picture, although they're not that visible from where the sculpture is located now.





Image from K-On movie - 78m41s


Yui announcing their last song for the night.





Image from K-On movie - 78m55s


Sawako checking her watch since they have a flight to catch back to Japan.





Image from K-On movie - 79m18s


Closeup of Big Ben.





Image from K-On movie - 79m43s


The Undercroft area of Queen Elizabeth Hall.





Image from K-On movie - 79m45s


Boadicea and Her Daughters sculpture which is located Westminster Bridge and Westminster Station.





Image from K-On movie - 80m21s


One of the clock faces of Big Ben.





Image from K-On movie - 81m15s


After the performance they run to get a taxi and catch their flight. This shot is from when I took the London Eye.





Image from K-On movie - 81m20s


Running past the London Eye.





Image from K-On movie - 81m33s


Sawako hailing a taxi in front of the South Bank Lion sculpture next to County Hall.




Location map:



This location was visited on 2017/04/16.

Links:
Jubilee Gardens official website
Southbank Centre official website

Special thanks to the ones who went here before:
http://konlondon.blogspot.com