Saturday, September 17, 2011

LOST Tour: The Place Where Barry Smashed a Wine Bottle

With so many magical spots to choose from it's hard to pick a favourite from our tour of the Kualoa Ranch, but if pressed I just might choose this one, which I like to call "the place where Barry smashed a wine bottle." It is featured in the final scenes of the sterling season 6 episode Ab Aeterno, when Jacob and the Man in Black (Barry to his friends, of which he has none) reflect on newcomer Richard Alpert and discuss MIB's assassination attempt.
Below photo courtesy @kiwilostie

The LOST production team would have been hard pressed to find a more beautiful location -- no CGI work needed here!

My favourite photo of the Oahu 4. The MIB log is now gone (no doubt into some crazy LOST fan's collection) and in its place is a much less comfortable stump.

Be they real or fictional, everyone enjoys the breathtaking views across this part of The Island.

"Good brother, I gift you this nearly empty and somewhat rancid bottle of red wine to make amends for my outrageously awesome WIN earlier today."

In Jughead, Locke first sets eyes on the Others 1950s camp from a location very near MIB's log.
Below photo courtesy @Lottery_Ticket

The first photo is taken near MIB's log. Note the outline of the hills which also appear in the shot of Locke and Juliet.

The 1950s camp huddles in and around a strand of palm trees in the valley. Today the area is populated by udders rather than Others. (Ba-da-boom.)

It would have been cool to venture into the valley to see things from that perspective, but unfortunately we stuck to the high ground.

Of course busybody Locke couldn't resist striding into camp to visit his old (really old!) buddy Richard Alpert for the first time (kind of).

An ill-timed time jump separates the group from The Others and sends Charlotte ever closer to her demise. The drama continues into the first few minutes of The Little Prince.

We couldn't leave such an iconic location without performing a ritual first practiced by the ancient Egyptians -- planking.
Below photo courtesy @kiwilostie
This is a view not soon forgotten. It is one of the many reasons why we have to go back!

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