Southern California locations where
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He stops his car briefly under a freeway overpass, and a group of
This scene was shot heading west on E. 16th Street (around 1528 E. 16th Street),
The building in front of them is 1441 E. 16th Street, and it appears
Here's a matching Google StreetView of that
Between the 1441 number on the building and a sign reading 17th Street,
This is the 17th Street onramp to the Santa Monica (10) Freeway,
The camera is looking east/southeast down 17th Street.
Here is a matching Google StreetView of that freeway onramp.
Frank is surprised to see that the Mexican gangsters (Gonzales) are behind his abduction.
deal with him to move their drugs through those clubs.
He tries to buy his freedom by giving them his half of the $12 million. They take the money,
That is too much for Frank, especially since he has stashed the blue diamonds
I honestly never thought I'd be able to pinpoint this particular spot.
I assumed, of course, that it was out in the Mojave Desert, which lies
I was about to just write that it was filmed somewhere out in the Mojave Desert,
It turns out that this spot goes by the seemingly oxymoronic name of
Most of the desert locations I've tracked down in the past turned out to be
(If that crow is driving a car, it's more like 130-150 miles.)
Soggy Lake is about 10 miles east of the Lucerne Valley, and is actually
So, to cut to the chase, here are the GPS coordinates:
It's so isolated that not only is there no Google StreetView available there,
Even the aerial photos end up looking like the surface of Jupiter.
It's better to just stick with these map links:
He spots a B&W police car, at a weigh station, but doesn't seek their help,
This is weigh station is located on the northbound Interstate-5 in Santa Clarita, CA,
( In the shot above, the camera is looking northwest.)
Here's a matching Google StreetView of the spot.
There, on a small pier / dock, they board a boat bound for Venezuela.
The shot above gave me enough background to work with.
I could tell that this was somewhere in the L.A. harbor, either near Ports O'Call or
I found that the tanks were part of the Del Monte Foods plant,
The small pier / dock is behind (on the east side of) Al Larson's Boat Shop,
GPS coordinates: 33.734223, -118.268142
(The place where the bus was parked is just a few yards away, to the northwest.)
In the screencap above, the camera is looking northeast, from that dock.
The blue channel in between isn't the main L.A. harbor channel;
( We have seen Al Larson's Boat Shop before on this show. They used
As the boat leaves, and Ani breaks down, we can see
a small, white lighthouse in the background.
No, that is not in Baja, California.
That is the Angels Gate lighthouse, at the entry to the
Main Channel of Los Angeles Harbor, off San Pedro.
It's located at the end of a very long, rocky breakwater
that begins at the Cabrillo Pier.
Ray winds up finally bailing out in a redwood forest, where he tries to escape on foot.
But he is pursued by a group of determined killers, led by Burris, who hunt him down.
He manages to take out a few of them, before he is finally shot & killed in a hail of bullets.
This is another location I never thought I'd be able to pinpoint, but which I discovered
I figured it was somewhere in the Sequoia National Forest, which it was,
Turns out that they shot this in Balch Park, in the Sierra Nevada mountains,
There is no Google StreetView available,
Ani has met up with Frank's wife, Jordan, and the two of them have just finished
This street scene was staged in Los Angeles, on the 500 block of 11th Street
In the screencap above, the camera is looking east down 11th Street,
Here's a Google StreetView of that street.
In the screencap above, the sign reading "Wall Street Center", seen behind the
Here's a Google StreetView of those shops.
More "True Detective" locations
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