TL;DR – Today we chart every location visited on screen in the James Bond film franchise
Over the last little while, I have been rewatching all the old Bonds now that they are all streaming here in Australia. Watching the old Bonds I have been struck by a lot of things, like how did they ever get away with calling a film Octopussy? But the one really interesting thing is just how much of the world James Bond visits in his travels. Indeed back before air travel was as available as it is now, this was one of the core drivers of the Bond franchise. Because you got to see exotic parts of the world that you would never get to see in your lifetime and this is still the same today.
So with this map, I have tried to get every location that I could find but this did lead to some issues. There are a lot of places where there are no clear locations, indeed there are a few fictional countries as well. With that in mind I have made some educated guesses, and when there are not reasons otherwise I have used the actual filming locations as a guide. It was also fun to see the locations that films like coming back to like Hong Kong, Istanbul, Venice, and Austria. Well, without further ado, here is the James Bond World Map.
One thing that you will notice, is Bond sure does love Europe, especially the area in and around the Alps, it actually started to get a bit difficult towards the end to get all the different spots to line up.
There is one interesting factor, and that is not where Bond has visited but more an area that is conspicuously absent. Throughout all the Bond films to date, James Bond has never visited Australia, New Zealand or the South Pacific. Well here’s hoping that the 25th Bond will be the charm.
So there we have it, all of Bond mapped out, well all of the Bond so far, because this is a franchise that at the moment has no end in sight.
Credits – The World Map that we used as a base was created by ‘San Jose’ which is shared with a Creative Commons Licence. Also a big Thanks to the James Bond Wiki for some of the locations I was struggling with.
By Brian MacNamara: You can follow Brian on Twitter Here, when he’s not chatting about Movies and TV, he’ll be talking about International Relations, or the Solar System.
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