Southern California locations where
At 2:20 & 10:30, we see a rustic motel or lodge up in a forested, mountainous area.
It is where Paul, Ani & Ray are laying low and recovering after their raid on
the mansion orgy at the end of the previous episode.
It was a successfull mission, insofar as they managed to get their hands on
papers that finally explained what was going on, but in the process, they
wound up as wanted fugitives - hence the need for this hideout.
This is the Buckhorn Motel, at
( If you Google the name, chances are you'll get the address
It's not far from the cabin where Paul & Ani found the torture shack.
Here is a matching Google StreetView of the motel.
Along the way, he also discovers that Ani is on a wanted list,
But he is observed researching the other cops, and that lands him in trouble.
This is actually the new L.A.P.D, headquarters, at
Built in 2009, you'll find it at the southwest corner of 1st & Main Street,
And here's a Google StreetView of the building.
23:02: Ray arrives at a deserted factory to meet with the
He's ready to show her all of the papers they've finally uncovered.
Instead, he finds her sitting dead in her car.
So, he beats a hasty retreat and gets the hell out of there.
This is plant #23 of Owen-Illinois Glass Containers
("The World' s Leading Glass Bottle Manufacturer").
at 2901 Fruitland Ave, in Vernon.
In the aerial screenshot above, the camera is looking southeast.
Here is a matching Google Earth view.
Here is a Google StreetView of the plant.
The merchant realizes Frank is dealing with illegal cash, and at first pretends that he
This is Veneccian Center, a watch & jewelrystore, at 9014 W Pico Blvd,
In the street screencap above, the camera is looking west/northwest.
It turns out to be a fatal set-up. They're not interested in blackmail.
Waiting for him are the cops who staged the jewel theft that started this conspiracy,
This is the actual Los Angeles Hall of Records, at 320 W. Temple Street.,
In the screencap above, we are looking at the west side of the building
Here is a Google PhotoSphere of that corner.
In the screencap above, the camera is looking north/northeast,
Here is a Google PhotoSphere of that side.
Strange as it seems, the underground tunnels where Paul is hunted are real.
There is an old network of tunnels that run under the L.A. Civic Center.
This particular one was the tunnel that runs between
Here's a wider Google StreetView of the building.
More "True Detective" locations!
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