The colourful village of Portmeirion in Wales, UK was a project that started back in 1925 by the architect Clough Williams-Ellis. It looks like it’s been pulled right out of Italy and dumped on the Welsh coast! The village was a little like an art project, a creative outlet. To fund the project, he converted a building into a hotel which is still in operation today as the Portmeirion Hotel.
Those that may not have driven Route 66 (the 2451 mile road trip from Chicago Illinois to Los Angeles California) possibly don’t realise just how clever and well researched the Disney Pixar ‘Cars’ movies are. When the idea for the Cars movie first came up, John Lasseter, a filmmaker and animator, drove the Route and spoke to as many people as he could to learn about the history of Route 66. He took inspiration from the real life locations that he passed! Where is Radiator Springs? It’s not just one town. Radiator Springs in real life is a mash up on many different locations along the Route 66!Continue reading “Real Life Route 66 ‘Cars’ Movie Locations | The Places That Inspired Radiator Springs”
During the months of July and August (for the past 25 years!) the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa comes alive with ghosts of the Chicago White Sox for their free event ‘Ghost Sunday Comedy Show’.Continue reading “Ghost Sunday at the Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)”