The Southern California locations where Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is filmed.
In Episode 12 ("Seeds") Coulson & Melinda are trying to find out more about Skye's past.
So they fly to Mexico City to track down a missing S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Richard Lumley.
Coulson & May, they are sitting in 'Lola', (Coulson's red sports car), parked in
They hope that Lumley will show up there, so they can nab him.
Well, not surprisingly, this scene wasn't shot in Mexico.
Oh, they threw in a few stock establishing shots of the real Mexico City,
on the east side of Broadway, next to (just north of) 512 Broadway.
The alley runs east/west between Broadway and Spring Street.
Here is a Google StreetView of the alley entrance on Broadway.
(In one of those "Only in L.A." moments, you'll notice that the gated entrance
which is impossible in real life, since the alleyway and that storefront
are on the same (east) side of Broadway.
Here is a Google StreetView of the storefront they were watching.
In the scene below, as May follows Lumley, they are walking north
The producers put up a zillion signs in Spanish, to make Broadway look like a street in Mexico.
The irony there, to anyone who knows downtown L.A., is that Broadway is now home to a huge
concentration of Mexican immigrants, and more than half of the signs on the street are always in Spanish.
(As an example, the business right next to the alleyway is a restaurant named
"El Huarache Veloz - Authentica Comida Mexicana".)
In the screenshot above, the camera is looking west, at Broadway, as May runs east up the alley.
That narrow alley opens up into a larger alley/courtyard to the east, behind (west of) the
Alexandria Hotel, at 501 S. Spring Street, It's in this alley courtyard where the fight breaks
out, when Lumley jumps down from a fire escape and confronts May (who is chasing him).
It's also where Lumley flees up a fire escape, only to be headed off by the flying Lola.
The photos on this
page are stills from "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
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