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February 20, 2015

Get a bird’s-eye view of film locations with Bing Maps

Hollywood’s big awards night is this Sunday. Before the red carpet rolls out, check out the filming locations of some of the award-nominated films with your Lumia and Bing Maps.

Last month, we showed you the Venue Maps feature of Bing Maps–a handy tool on your Lumia when finding your seats at sports match-ups such as the most important game of the gridiron.

With the Maps app, you can also get an up-close look and more on the filming locations of some of the movies vying for “Best Picture.”

For instance, here’s an aerial view of Alabama’s State Capitol building. The Greek Revival building in Montgomery was the backdrop of one of the most important scenes of “Selma.”


Standing at the foot of the capitol, Martin Luther King, Jr. (played by David Oyelowo) gave a rousing speech in March, 1965, after leading a 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery in support of voting rights for African-Americans.


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Around the globe, the award-nominated movie “The Imitation Game,” about computer-science genius Alan Turing, was partly filmed at Bletchley Park. The country estate is 55 miles from London and was once the top-secret site of Great Britain’s World War II code-breakers.


Photo credit: © 2014 The Weinstein Company

After you search and find Bletchley Park via Maps, tap Bletchley Park Trust on your Lumia screen and you’ll be given more information (About, Buzz, Photos).


You can see photos taken from various angles of the Victorian estate as well as Yelp reviews from people who have visited this historic site.

If you’d like to learn more about how to find filming locations through Bing Maps, check out this recent post by the Bing Blogs.