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In Meteora/Greece there are six monasteries built on natural rock formations. They belong to the UNESCO World Heritage. "Agios Triados" is the most famous monastery because it was featured in the movie James Bond - For Your Eyes Only (1981).
James Bond "Casino Royale" filming locations James Bond: Casino Royale (2006) is the 21st official movie in the 007-movie-series. James Bond "Quantum Of Solace" filming locations James Bond: Quantum Of Solace (2008) is the 22nd movie in the 007-movie-series. The royal world premiere was on October 29th 2008 in London's Leicester Square. Eine der kürzesten Landepisten der Welt (Video!) Der Flughafen in Courchevel in den Französischen Alpen hat mit 540 Metern eine der kürzesten Lande-/Startpisten der Welt. Gelandet werden die Flugzeuge bergauf, gestartet wird bergab über einen Abgrund. Die Eröffnungssequenz in James Bond "Tomorrow Never Dies" wurde scheinbar hier gedreht. Jungfraujoch/Jungfraubahn Die Jungfrau-Alesch-Bietschhorn Region ist Europas größte Gletscherregion. Sie befindet sich in der Schweiz, ist UNESCO Welterbe und wird auch als Top of Europe bezeichnet. Die Jungfraubahn wurde 1912 in Betrieb genommen. Great Blue Hole The Great Blue Hole in Belize is part of a reef/atoll that became an UNESCO world heritage site in 1996. It is a famous diving destination. Bungee Jumping wie James Bond Am Staudamm "Lago di Vogorno" (Tessin/Schweiz) wurde die Bungeejump Eröffnungssequenz des Films James Bond "Golden Eye" gedreht. Dieses Erlebnis kann von verschiedenen Agenturen gebucht werden. Pinewood Studios The Pinewood Film Studios are located near London. They were built in 1934 and are nowadays the leading British film production company. Famous productions were James Bond, Harry Potter, The Bourne Ultimatum, Batman Begins, The Da Vinci Code, Tomb Raider, Four Weddings and a Funeral, etc. Uluru (Ayers Rock) The Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia is a famous rock made of sandstone with a height of 863 m (2,831 ft). It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a great spiritual significance to the local Aborigines. That's why visitors should not climb the Uluru. Yosemite National Park The Yosemite National Park is located in Central-California and covers an area of 1,189 square miles (3,081 km²). It is an UNESCO world heritage. Granitic rocks, narrow canyons and waterfalls are characterisitcs for the really popular park (more than 3 million visitors/year). Crocodile Hotel In the Kakadu Nationalpark (UNESCO World heritage) in the North of Australia you can stay at the hotel "Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn". Petra in Jordan The ancient city Petra in Jordan was discovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. It is an UNESCO world heritage and one of the new wonders of the world. It is also featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where Indy found the Holy Grail. Palace of Versailles The Palace of Versailles is a royal château near Paris. It was declared an UNESCO World heritage site in 1979. Great Pyramid of Giza, Great Sphinx The Pyramid of Cheops is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and an UNESCO world heritage site. It was constructed about 2570 BC and has a height of 138.8 m, (455.2 ft). The Great Sphinx of Giza is a half-human, half-lion Sphinx statue "guarding" the Giza plateau. Secret Intelligence Service - MI6 headquarters The Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) is Great Britains intelligence agency located in London. Ian Fleming's fictional character "James Bond" is a spy working for this agency. New Acropolis museum The New Acropolis museum opened on Saturday 20 June, 2009. It represents the cultural heritage of Greece. Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system. It has a lenghth of 2,600 kilometres (1,616 mi) and is home to more than 1,500 different species of fish and 400 different species of corals. Since 1981 it is a UNESCO world heritage site. The reef is also "filming location" of Pixar's animation film "Finding Nemo". Schulens Meer Schulens Meer is an artificial lake in Belgium. From above it has the shape of James Bonds gun :) State of the Vatican City The State of the Vatican City with St. Peter's Square / St. Peter's Basilica / Sistine Chapel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the smallest state in the world with the Pope as head of the state. Meteora In Meteora/Greece there are six monasteries built on natural rock formations. They belong to the UNESCO World Heritage. "Agios Triados" is the most famous monastery because it was featured in the movie James Bond - For Your Eyes Only (1981). UNESCO World Heritage sites Take a virtual walk around some of the world's most remarkable natural and cultural landmarks using Google Maps, Google Earth and Street View.