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Old 02-12-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Default The Walking Dead -- Season 2.5

The second half of Season 2 of "The Walking Dead" -- arguably THE BEST of the many television series now filmed in Metro Atlanta -- begins tonight on AMC. To mark the occasion, and to celebrate with fellow "deadheads" I share a link to this really well done blog site I found that seeks out all the various locations used in the series, with photo galleries, commentary etc. Fascinating and informative stuff for any fans who've seen the show and wondered ... "where THAT is?"


Locations Index (by episode) | Walking Dead Locations
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:54 PM
 
Location: atlanta
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i recognized most of the stuff in downtown, the norfolk southern building and all. it's south downtown so i hear they didn't have much trouble clearing the streets off to film there.

the quarry that they were in that they used as a campground is called bellwood quarry, it's off of west marietta/perry blvd (it changes names).

i don't know why they didn't film anywhere in the westside. a lot of that already looks post-apocalyptic.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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i recognized most of the stuff in downtown, the norfolk southern building and all. it's south downtown so i hear they didn't have much trouble clearing the streets off to film there.

the quarry that they were in that they used as a campground is called bellwood quarry, it's off of west marietta/perry blvd (it changes names).

i don't know why they didn't film anywhere in the westside. a lot of that already looks post-apocalyptic.
Maybe they didn't want any zombies to get mugged?
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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The big question I've had all this season is : Where is that beautiful farm house and barn? Apparently it's just a set built on the Riverwood Studios backlot down in Senoia. Makes sense; it looked too pretty and perfectly situated to be a random location (and they've filmed practically ALL of this season on that farm, so being in a controlled studio atmosphere is clearly a bonus). If anybody doubted that we had true outdoor "movie studio ranch" operations (a la the San Fernando Valley) going on in Metro Atlanta, here it is! Southern Cal be damned!
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:18 AM
 
Location: atlanta
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Maybe they didn't want any zombies to get mugged?
well that's the thing— in some neighbourhoods over there you don't need to hire zombies, they're already there drugged out on heroin and meth, meandering around the streets. just put some face paint on them.


i shouldn't laugh. those people need help. but it is seriously like that in the bluff— could be a nice working class neighbourhood but it literally looks like the walking dead, homes all boarded up and people drugged out meandering across the streets, dragging one leg and all. it's creepy as hell.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Is the Bluff the neighborhood located between Marietta Blvd and the Fulton County Jail, beyond King Plow etc? I thought it had gotten pretty yuppified ....
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:52 AM
 
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Is the Bluff the neighborhood located between Marietta Blvd and the Fulton County Jail, beyond King Plow etc? I thought it had gotten pretty yuppified ....
no that's west midtown. the bluff is like, if you go south on northside drive to bankhead hwy (hollowell), and turn right, the first neighbourhood on that road is the bluff. its official name is english avenue but i've done some research and it used to be called western heights or bellwood.

Paines Ave NW - Google Maps

some beautiful homes in there, but it's the heroin capital of the southeast. the upside is that it's got nowhere to go but up.

i find it interesting because of the degree of potential that it has, it's in such a prime location, and the historic homes that are there. but it's one of the roughest hoods in the US, and the infastructure is way outdated— the city has basically ignored it, you've still got dirt roads in there and stuff. i went in there the other week, i've never been in such a bad neighbourhood. it makes capitol view, vine city, look like heaven. i would love to see that place brought back up.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:26 AM
 
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Thanks for posting the link. Love "The Walking Dead"
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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LOL ... BRYANTM3 curious if the Bluffs is heroin capital of the SE what you were doing over there just driving around? I made a wrong turn at Bolton Road in Riverside once and ended up lost in Hollywood -- despite it being broad daylight I serious have never been that scared anywhere in Atlanta ever in my life!
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Reynoldstown and lovin' it!!!
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well that's the thing— in some neighbourhoods over there you don't need to hire zombies, they're already there drugged out on heroin and meth, meandering around the streets. just put some face paint on them.


i shouldn't laugh. those people need help. but it is seriously like that in the bluff— could be a nice working class neighbourhood but it literally looks like the walking dead, homes all boarded up and people drugged out meandering across the streets, dragging one leg and all. it's creepy as hell.

Nope, no meth on the westside. Not yet at least. Atlanta is still mostly a cocaine city. Crack is still King.

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some beautiful homes in there, but it's the heroin capital of the southeast. the upside is that it's got nowhere to go but up.

But you are right about that, the Bluff is definitely the heroin capitol of the South. Heroin addicts drive all the way from places like Alabama and South GA just to come and get a fix. It's not uncommon to be at a gas station on the westside and have someone in a pickup with Troup County or Alabama plates pull up to you and ask you for directions on how to get to the interstate. You already know why they came over there.

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LOL ... BRYANTM3 curious if the Bluffs is heroin capital of the SE what you were doing over there just driving around? I made a wrong turn at Bolton Road in Riverside once and ended up lost in Hollywood -- despite it being broad daylight I serious have never been that scared anywhere in Atlanta ever in my life!

LOL. Growing up on the westside the only white people we saw over that way were either police or junkies looking for a fix. And if you really want to be scared just drive down Hollywood a little further and make that right on St. James Ave. and go up the hill until you get to Etheridge Courts. One way in and one way out, and it will make you nervous.
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