The location: The Old Fuel Docks at Bayfront Park
Q. What is it actually in real life?
A. The end of a dock - but not in Miami.
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. This dock is right next door to the warehouse where Trinity forced a female victim to jump to her death.
The dock, and those distinctive towers, are just past (south of) the historic Warehouse #1, at the far south end of Signal Street, in San Pedro, CA.
That's the same warehouse where they also filmed an earlier scene of young Dexter seemingly about to jump from the roof.
It's just a short drive south of Ports O'Call Village, and east of the Cabrillo Marina.
I'm not sure if the towers are some kind of antennas, watch towers, lighthouses, or what... But there they are. In the water, just a few yards off of the end of the dock.
shot this photo of the warehouse in 2009. In the blow-up, in the circle,
you can see
I shot the photos below in December 2010:
warned that there is No Trespassing
allowed in this spot. I missed the sign, and had no more set
shot the photo below from my car, at a distance. The camera is looking
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. I had learned that they were filming somewhere in the area around 22nd Street & Signal in San Pedro, so I headed down to that intersection, but saw nothing there.
I drove in each
direction from that intersection, until I finally headed south and found
those familiar white studio trucks parked down next to (what I'll always
think of as) Trinity's warehouse.
At the time, I wasn't sure exactly what they were filming there. But it went on my list, and I kept an eye out for it. To be honest, I expected the warehouse itself to show up again, not just the nearby dock - so I was in for a surprise.
Once the 11th
episode aired, and I began my hunt for the fuel docks, the warehouse dock
was one of the places I looked. What I was looking for, of course, were
those two distinct towers in the water just off the dock - they look like
some kind of broadcasting antennas. And sure enough, when I took a close
look at that warehouse dock (with Bing aerial photos), I spotted those
two unique towers just off shore.
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