Southern California locations where
At 08:55, as her FBI boss tells Ani tells the sordid history of the city of Vinci, we
The camera pans up to show a bleak industrial landscape of cement mixers,
Later (at 12:10), Ray tries to warn the kids to go, yelling to them that the
This scene was shot in the Los Angeles River canal,
The camera is looking at the east side of the canal.
The building shown (with all the cement mixers) is
But the view has been heavily doctored by CGI.
The factory towers behind the building, have been added,
If you look at both Google StreetViews and Bing aerial photos, you'll note
They mention Caspere's eyes being burned out with acid, and a shotgun blast to his genitals.
Frank orders Ray to "beat the bushes" and figure out who killed him.
This scene was shot on the opposite (west)
side of that same L.A. River channel in Vernon,
They appear to be standing almost directly under the train trestle
Here is a Google StreetView of that weed lot, as seen from Washington Blvd.
(This time, the cameras spend about 13 seconds slowly rotating above it.)
This is a shot of the interchange of the Ventura (101) Freeway and the Foothill (210) Freeway,
In the screenshot above, the camera is looking west/southwest.
Here is a matching Google Earth aerial shot.
They are discussing Frank's deal with Caspere, which has fallen apart now that Caspere is dead.
Frank is clearly upset, and tells the Catalyst attorney that he had given Caspere $5 million
That factory turns out to be nothing less than the Los Angeles Times Building
Here is a Google StreetView of the building.
They step outside, onto a downtown street, where Frank expresses a desire to buy back the land
In this scene, they exit the building via its south side,
In the screencap above, the camera is looking west on 2nd Street, towards Broadway.
The reddish part belongs to the parking garage for the L.A. Times.
You can see part of Walt Disney Concert Hall in the distance, at 111 S. Grand Ave.
Here is a matching Google StreetView of the view from 2nd Street, looking west.
They appear to be in a public shopping center.
He expected to meet his son there, but she didn't bring him.
This is the Northridge Fashion Center mall,
(Northridge is located near the center of the San Fernando Valley.)
To be more specific, this is the north end of mall, with the camera looking southeast.
To the right, that tower sign is the Pacific Theatres. The yellow storefront belongs
Here is a matching Google Earth aerial view.
The Northridge Fashion Center opened as an enclosed mall in 1971, but this scene
Here is a Google StreetView of that north wing of the mall.
Afterward, Frank shows up, pretending he wants to be of help, but he winds up asking the
I searched for days for this damn freeway underpass location.
But then, I watched the scene again and picked up a few more clues that I had
With those clues in hand, I went looking again - and found it.
First off, this is NOT the huge interchange they show just before the scene begins.
This scene was shot under an offramp at the interchange of
Which offramp? It's an offramp from the northbound Harbor Freeway
The actors are standing under the looping part of that ramp.
They didn't shoot on the actual freeway, of course, they shot on a
They filmed this scene on Venice Blvd (around 750 Venice Blvd), just
(That's about 500 feet southwest of the Convention Center.)
Here is a Google StreetView from on top of that ramp (that the scene was shot below).
More "True Detective" locations!
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Gary J. Wayne - 2016 / Seeing-Stars.com