On Location in Croatia

Croatia has been a filming location for Game of Thrones since season 1.  But as the series has grown, so has the level of production for the show.  Game of Thrones has added several new locations from Croatia to their list of filming locations.

This short three minute video takes you behind-the-scenes of some of the locations, new and old, from Croatia.  With commentary from the show runners, production designed, and some of the actors.

What We Saw In Dubrovnik

What We Saw In Dubrovnik

Filming in the city of Dubrovnik has finally come to an end.  In this post we will be exploring a few of the most notable things that were captured on the set of Game of Thrones - of course no spoilers until after the break. The first notable sighting to mention is the faith militant.  In season 5 we will being seeing a much more important role from the side of the faith - more specifically that of the faith of the Seven.  These images give us a good idea of what they'll be looking like.  Its very easy to notice the seven pointed start on the foreheads of these men.  It is unclear as of now if this will be the Poor Fellows or the Warrior's Sons, of if the show will even include both groups.  As of it now it would appear only one of the groups will make it into the show - possibly a combination of two, as the show has done will other similar groups in previous seasons.

This is a long post.  And as you might have guessed, a long post will of course contain some spoilers, but as always there's a warning.  So keep your eyes out for that, and enjoy this collection of images!

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Filming Begins in Sibenik

Filming Begins in Sibenik

Filming in the town of Sibenik started Thursday, the 18th.  Several large names from Game of Thrones have been spotted on set filming in Sibenik - specifics of who was spotted on set will be below the break, for spoiler reasons.  Filming in the town of Sibenik will be going through the 23rd, with scenes being filmed at the Fortress of St. John.

Below are some images of the filming on set, captured by slobodnadlmacija.com, and originally spotted by Watchers on the Wall.  Now the images below will only contain the extras on set, to see any of the notable characters go below the break.

This post gets pretty spoiler heavy after the first image gallery.  Don't worry though there's a warning.

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Construction at Diocletian's Palace

Construction at Diocletian's Palace

Filming continues to roll on in Split, and with that so does the construction.  Some new sets are under construction at Diocletian's Palace - some old, and some new.  The old set that will be brought back for season 5 is that of the chamber where Daenerys locked her two dragons Viserion, and Rhaegal.  The inclusion of this set for season 5 makes me very happy - I can't say specifics why, but if you've read the books, you know why.

Continue reading to check out the images of the dragon pit, as well as a set of photos that has the making of a market place, or possibly a tavern.  

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House of Black and White Pictures

House of Black and White Pictures

Ever since the first images of the pillars in Split have appeared many people have been speculating what location this set would be representing in the show. With these new images, showing the doors painted half white and half black, we know that this location will be representing Braavos.  And more specifically The House of Black and White, for those of you who know what that is (if you don't know, don't Google it).

These pictures, initially found by Watchers on the Wall, showing the black and white doors are good enough as a confirmation that this structure is The House of Black and White.  I think it looks fantastic, the pillars look just as grandiose as I had always expected The House of Black and White would.  I can't wait to see this after that green screen is put to use and the visual effects have been applied.

Minor spoilers at the bottom of the post if you have not read the books.

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Filming Under Way In Kastel Gomilica

Filming Under Way In Kastel Gomilica

Filming in Croatia started a few days and the town of Kastel Gomilica seems to be the first on the list. When filming first started some photos were posted on kastela.org showing more of the set and some extras in costume.

Now with this post, I would say there are two levels of spoiler areas to jump off.  The first is whether or not you want to know which stars have been seen on set - don't worry there is a clear warning before that.  The second falls closer to the bottom, where I break down what I think these characters being together for the show.

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Vila Dalmacija Set Preparation

Vila Dalmacija Set Preparation

Set preparation in Vila Dalmacija has been added to the list of filming locations for season 5 of Game of Thrones.  It appears that Vila Dalmacija will be representing Dorne in season 5, according to sources from Watchers on the Wall.  If the source is correct that Vila Dalmacija will be used for Dornish scenes I'll be happy.  I like the yellow paint, and the brickwork that has been completed so far.

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