Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Snooping Around

Filming is currently underway at a number of locations in Northern Ireland for Game of Thrones, HBO’s upcoming television adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s medieval fantasy A Song of Ice and Fire. We’ve been out and about the past two weekends trying to catch a glimpse of the sets in Tollymore Forest Park and Castle Ward estate. Having read all of GRRM’s novels, my other half is a devoted fan and taking great pleasure in speculating on what’s being filmed where – I’m tagging merrily along, ever hopeful of running into Aidan Gillen or Sean Bean. You can catch up on all the latest filming news and rumours aplenty at the Winter Is Coming blog, and also see some photos we’ve contributed (right click here and here to view).

Below are a few of my pics from Castle Ward (taken Sunday 3rd Oct).


This archway could have been standing for centuries. It’s incredibly realistic, blending perfectly with the existing stone walls…



The next two images show part of the castle courtyard set-up for Winterfell – in the first shot, you can just about see a wolf statue in the doorway. They were taken through gaps in a timber-panelled gate, so unfortunately not the best quality…





A tantalising glimpse of Winterfell




Another section of the set, again tying in well with the original stone towers and outbuildings…




I really hope someone gives the Castle Ward donkeys a walk-on part – don’t they look desperate for international stardom?



A little muddy, but blissfully happy on a warm October morning!


2 comments:

Saschi said...

wow! these pictures are beautiful! you really blow me away cosmic girl! you've got to be living the grooviest life ever!
i want to come and live with you..... i'll do the dishes......

Cosmic Goddess said...

Connie, thank you for your comments :-) I have to confess my life is anything but groovy - it's incredibly boring most of the time! - but I'll still take you up on that dishwashing offer lol!