location: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
A. This scene was shot on Seaside Way, in Long Beach, CA.
Seaside Way is a somewhat obscure
Long Beach street, located just below (south of) busy Ocean Blvd, and just
above Shoreline Drive. It runs east/west from The Pike
(shopping/dining center) to Linden Drive.
This horse scene was shot in the 300 block of Seaside Way, near its east end, between Hart Place and Linden Avenue, just below the Aqua condo towers. The four horses were running from west to east, led by a camera car.
The parking garage you see on the other (south) side of the street provides parking for Long Beach's Convention Center, Arena, and Performing Arts Center.
I shot the photos below during the filming, on June 29, 2011.
And then Ellen, who was on the scene later in the day, sent me this great video clip of
[ video here ]
[Thanks, Ellen! Great job!]
Here is an aerial photo of the location. And here is a map link.
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. In previous seasons, I've
usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes,
using clues from the various scenes. By the 6th season, though,
I'd developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an
eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and would let me know
in advance when something was about to film there.
So was Ellen, who sent me that incredible video of the moment when the horses galloped down Seaside Way.
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