A tag used to refer to tie a real-life location (Earthly or beyond) to a fictional setting.

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Where was the castle in Heaven Sent?

In Doctor Who Series 9 Episode 11, Heaven Sent, the Doctor spends almost the entire episode in a castle. Some of the shots of this castle could be CGI, but was any of it filmed in a real castle, and ...
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What is the name of the island used in Ocean Girl?

What is the name of the island used in Ocean Girl? Is it a real island in Australia?
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Where in Moscow are the Watch offices?

The Night Watch and the Day Watch both have large offices in Moscow, which are very common locations for scenes in the books. Based on their descriptions and their relationship to other real places in ...
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Where is the Green Room?

I'm watching Supernatural for the first time and just saw the episode "Lucifer Rising". In it there is a room, the Green Room, that's super fancy looking with white walls, gold accents/trimmings, and ...
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What, where, why is San Fransokyo?

The movie Big Hero 6 takes place in and around a city called San Fransokyo, which is obviously an amalgam of San Francisco and Tokyo. Is there a explanation why this city exists, both in and out of ...
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The Zygon Invasion/Inversion: is Truth or Consequences a real place?

In the Doctor Who episodes The Zygon Invasion and The Zygon Inversion (series 9 episodes 7-8), the US town of Truth or Consequences features heavily, its name being used as the slogan for a Zygon ...
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Real world location for the Dursleys' house?

Is there a real place that the Dursleys' address was based on? We know in-world that they lived at 4 Privet Drive in Little Whinging, Surrey. Does Rowling ever let us know if there was a real world ...
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Why did they change the London street from Deathly Hallows book to film?

In the book HP and the Deathly Hallows, Harry, Ron, and Hermione Apparate away from Bill and Fleur's wedding to Tottenham Court Road in London, where they go to a cafe and end up duelling with a pair ...
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Was the location of the portal to Landover in “Magic Kingdom for Sale — SOLD!” an actual site in Virginia?

Re-reading Terry Brooks' 1986 fantasy novel "Magic Kingdom for Sale — SOLD!", there's a passage on page 49 describing how the protagonist, Ben Holiday, is to find the access point to the magical ...
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Does Hill-Valley, CA exist?

Okay, I know the city itself is fictitious. However, related to the accepted answer to Where is Hill Valley?, does this map, used in BTTF3, correspond to a real location? Note that the linked ...
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Where is Hill Valley?

Many BTTF fans know that Marty, Doc and Jennifer arrive in Hill Valley on October 21st 2015, and were eagerly awaiting that date. As outlined in this question, they arrive at 4:29PM. However, the ...
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Do the Ninja Turtles live in sewage?

We know that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live in the sewer of Manhattan (in New York City). We know that those sewers handle the bodily waste of several million people. There is no possible way ...
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Valyria shown in game of throne TV series

We have finally seen Valyria in season 5. Can anyone tell me where the Valyria scene was filmed?
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Which earth locations most closely resemble locations from the works of Tolkien? [closed]

I hope this question survives and is not a dupe so I am happy to improve if required. I know that Jackson and the film crew picked suitable existing locations but which real life places most ...
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Where abouts is the Broken Empire Trilogy set?

I am currently half way through the second book in the Broken Empire Trilogy by Mark Lawrence so if this gets answered in the books please mark answers with spoilers. While reading these books it is ...
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Film set for Lost Girl 4.3 same as Hemlock Grove season 2?

The exterior and interior of the house shown in Lost Girl season 4, episode 3 ("Lovers Apart") looks nearly identical to Olivia Godfrey's house in Hemlock Grove, season 2. Was the same location used? ...
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Where does Orphan Black take place?

I've only watched a couple episodes so far (maybe about halfway through season 1), and I'm not sure if I just completely missed something obvious, but I have no idea where the show is set. One of the ...
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Is the real world address of Rose Tyler's flat known?

I'm currently in London and as far as sight-seeing goes for a Doctor Who fan ... well, let's just say a picture of Bad Wolf's flat would be the whovianst thing to send back to my fellow Whovians back ...
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Exotic Spice & Tea Shop Location

Was the location or address of the Exotic Spice & Tea Shop in the television show Grimm ever shown?
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Is “the dairy” referring to a specific location?

In S2E07 of Grimm, Nick states that Juliette's father used to take her to watch fireworks at the dairy. Is this referring to a specific location by this name or a generic dairy? Many locations in ...
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In the E.T. Movie, or in the novels, is there an indication to an actual galaxy that's his fictional home?

In movies and sometimes books, an alien species on earth will point at a star or galaxy, if not outright name an actual galaxy they're from. Is there a specific reference made in the movie or the two ...
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Are any locations in the Lord of the Rings based on real places?

I recall reading somewhere that some of the places in the Shire in the Lord of the Rings were actually based on some real locations around where Tolkien grew up in the West Midlands here in the UK (I ...
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Where is Helen Magnus' sanctuary located?

Anyone know in what rough area the primary sanctuary location - Helen's sanctuary - is located? I know they've always kept it somewhat vague and not really said specifically. But the destroyed bridge, ...
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Is “Lost Girl” set in any particular city/location?

In the US, the Syfy channel has so far shown the first three episodes of the first season of Lost Girl. I've watched them all, but perhaps not attentively enough: I don't recall if any of the ...
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In SGU: Blockade (2.19) where is the actual location that was used for the city?

I'm talking about the "crap, we dialed Pittsburgh" city. Was that a set or an actual city/town? And if it was a city/town, does anyone know where that is?
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Where in the real world is the farm that has the ash tree from Neil Gaiman's American Gods?

Many webpages discuss visiting some of the real locations from the American Gods book. I have seen a few discussions about which town in Wisconsin served as inspiration for Lakeside. What I can not ...