Saturday, 31 May 2014

007 Filming location: Victoria Memorial / On Her Majesty´s Secret Service (1969) / (publicity shot / George Lazenby)


VICTORIA MEMORIAL

Bond movie: On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) / (publicity shot / George Lazenby)
Place and location: Victoria Memorial, in front of Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA, London, England 
Visited by 007 Travelers: 2010






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Friday, 30 May 2014

007 Filming location: Palmyra (Fort Carré) / Never Say Never Again (1983)

PALMYRA (Fort Carré)

Bond movie: Never Say Never Again (1983)
Place and location in the movie: Palmyra, Largo's fortress, Southern Africa
Actual place and location: Fort Carré, Avenue du 11 Novembre, Antibes, France
What happens here in the movie: Villain Maximilian Largo's fortress (parts of Palmyra scenes were filmed in La Citadelle, Villefranche-Sur-Mer).
Visited by 007 Travelers: 2013






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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Interview by 007 Travelers: Restaurant Savotta / Eero Kaitanen & Reija Etholen-Dalton

Who:
Eero Kaitanen, Chef
Where: Restaurant Savotta, Helsinki, Finland
007 Connection: Bond restaurant "Smourazi" in the book "James Bond, The Authorized Biography of 007" (John Pearson).  Restaurant Savotta and restaurant Smourazi are a match on based of their location and book description.



Eero Kaitanen, how long have you been working here in restaurant Savotta?
- I've been working here for six years now and one and half years as a chef.

What is your education?
- I have graduated from the cooking school at the beginning of 21st century.

What is the best part of your job?
- Nice co-workers!

From where do the tourists mostly come here?
- From Asia and Russia.

We would like to taste the same food that Bond ate in the book "James Bond, The Authorized Biography of 007"
- Karelian casserole, here you are!


 
 

Who:
Reija Etholen-Dalton, Waitress
Where: Restaurant Savotta, Helsinki, Finland
007 Connection: Bond restaurant "Smourazi" in the book "James Bond, The Authorized Biography of 007" (John Pearson).  Restaurant Savotta and restaurant Smourazi are a match on based of their location and book description.
Reija Etholen-Dalton, is Timothy Dalton your relative?
- He's my cousin! *laughter*

What could you tell us about the history of this building?
-The décor of the restaurant Savotta is really old, all the furniture is imported and they are actually old, not just to make look like oldish. The floors are imported from Central Finland, form some old barn. The building was begun to be built in 1762, and in 1890 it was transferred to the City of Helsinki from Burtz. The building has been the Helsinki Police Department with its dungeons and registry office. First three Inspector Palmu movies have been filmed here. Catering services began in the 1980s. Before Savotta restaurant there has been for example an Italian restaurant, and the current restaurant has been in operation for 8-9 years.(2014)

Would you bring us something that Bond would drink here?
- Of course. Here is Uppotukki / Drunken Log.  There are moonshine and vermouth and a piece of rye bread in this tin mug. Bread represents an olive and this is Savotta's MARTINI!




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007 Travelers haastattelee: Ravintola Savotta / Eero Kaitanen & Reija Etholen-Dalton


Kuka:
Eero Kaitanen, hartsumestari
Missä: Ravintola Savotta, Helsinki
Milloin: 11.1.2014
007-yhteys: Bond-ravintola "Smourazi" kirjassa "James Bond, superagentin hurja elämä" (John Pearson).  Ravintola Savotta ja ravintola Smourazi ovat sijainniltaan ja kirjan kuvaukseltaan yhteensopivat.



Eero Kaitanen, kauanko olet työskennellyt ravintola Savotassa?
-Olen ollut täällä töissä nyt 6 vuotta, joista 1,5 vuotta hartsumestarina.

Mikä on koulutuksesi?
-Olen valmistunut kokkikoulusta 2000-luvun alkupuolella.

Mikä on parasta työssäsi?
-Mukava henkilökunta!

Minkä maalaisia turisteja ravintolassanne käy eniten?
-Enimmäkseen aasialaisia ja venäläisiä.

Haluaisimme maistaa samaa ruokaa, jota Bond söi kirjassa "James Bond, superagentin hurja elämä."
-Karjalanpaistia, olkaa hyvät!




Kuka:
Reija Etholen-Dalton, tarjoilija
Missä: Ravintola Savotta, Helsinki
Milloin: 11.1.2014
007-yhteys: Bond-ravintola "Smourazi" kirjassa "James Bond, superagentin hurja elämä" (John Pearson).  Ravintola Savotta ja ravintola Smourazi ovat sijainniltaan ja kirjan kuvaukseltaan yhteensopivat.




Reija Etholen-Dalton, oletko sukua Timothy Daltonille?
-Hän on serkkuni. *virnistää*

Kertoisitko meille tämän rakennuksen historiasta?
-Savottahenkinen sisustus on oikeasti vanhaa, kaikki huonekalut on tuotu vanhana paikalle, niitä ei ole ”vanhennettu”. Lattiat on tuotu Keski-Suomesta jostain vanhasta ladosta. Rakennusta on alettu rakentaa vuonna 1762, ja vuonna 1890 se siirtyi Helsingin kaupungille Burtzilta. Rakennuksessa on ollut Helsingin poliisilaitos selleineen ja maistraatteineen, ja mm. kolme ensimmäistä Komisario Palmu –elokuvaa on kuvattu täällä. Ravintolatoiminta käynnistyi 1980-luvulla. Savottaa ennen paikalla on ollut mm. italialainen ravintola, ja nykyinen Savotta on ollut toiminnassa 8-9 vuotta.(2014)

Voisitko tarjota meille juomaa jota Bond joisi täällä?
-Tottakai. Tässä Uppotukki / Drunken Log, näissä peltimukeissa on pontikkaa ja Vermuttia sekä leipäpalanen, joka vastaa oliivia. Tämä on Savotan MARTINI!





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Interview by 007 Travelers: Solo Sokos Hotel Torni / American Bar / Pekka Välitalo

Who: Pekka Välitalo, Bartender
Where: Solo Sokos Hotel Torni / American Bar, Helsinki, Finland
www.sokoshotels.fi
When: 11th January 2014
007 Connection: Sir Roger Moore visited here


How long have you been working here in American Bar?
-I have been working here for 5 years now.

You have met Sir Roger Moore. What did he drink?
-He drank a Vesper drink while visiting in American Bar. That drink was offered to him by his crew that was with him.

Was that all he drank?
-Later in the same evening he came again with his wife (Kristina "Kiki" Tholstrup) this time and ordered a Gin tonic.

Did his wife drink anything?
-She ordered a Dry Martini.

Would you make us Vesper drinks?
-Sure, of course!

VIDEO: Making of Vesper drinks by Pekka Välitalo / Solo Sokos Hotel Torni / American Bar



   
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007 Travelers haastattelee: Solo Sokos Hotel Torni / American Bar / Pekka Välitalo

Kuka: Pekka Välitalo, vt. pääbaarimestari
Missä: Solo Sokos Hotel Torni / American Bar, Helsinki
www.sokoshotels.fi
Milloin: 11.1.2014
007-yhteys: Sir Roger Moore vieraili täällä



Kuinka kauan olet työskennellyt täällä American Bar:ssa?
-Olen ollut täällä töissä noin 5 vuotta nyt.

Olet tavannut Sir Roger Mooren. Mitä hän joi?
-Hän joi Vesper-drinkin vieraillessaan täällä. Sen drinkin hänelle tarjosi hänen kuvausryhmänsä, joka oli hänen mukanaan.

Joiko hän muuta?
-Myöhemmin samana iltana hän tuli uudelleen, tällä kertaa vaimonsa (Kristina "Kiki" Tholstrup) kanssa ja tilasi Gin Tonicin.

Joiko hänen vaimonsa jotain?
-Hän tilasi Dry Martinin.

Tekisitkö meille Vesper-drinkit?
-Kyllä, tottakai!


VIDEO: Vesper-drinkkien valmistus / Pekka Välitalo / Solo Sokos Hotel Torni / American Bar




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007 Travelers news: New Young Bond title and cover art revealed


NEW YOUNG BOND TITLE "SHOOT TO KILL" BY STEVE COLE REVEALED!

The book will be released on 6 November, 2014 in the UK by Random House Children's Publisher.



    





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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

007 Drink: Dry Martini



Drink: Dry Martini
Bond movie appearance: Never Say Never Again
Bond book appearance: Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me 
Experience of 007 Travelers: @ home

The classic Martini is one of the drinks that every bartender should know. There are many ways to make a Martini: gin or vodka, little or no vermouth, stirred or shaken, and an olive or lemon twist garnish. One drink, so many options.

Ingredients for this one:

  • 3 measures of Gordon´s Gin
  • 1 measure of Russian Vodka
  • 1 slice of lemon
Shaken not stirred!




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" 'Yes sir' 
'I'd like another dry martini, please.'
The girl pursed her lips and tried to remember the lesson he had taught her. 'Er - that's three measures of gin -'
'Gordon's.'
'- one measure of vodka-'
'Polish or, preferably Russian.'
'- shaken until it's ice cold and then topped with a large, thin slice of lemon peel.' The girl finished triumphantly.  
Bond did not care for the word 'topped' but he nodded agreeably."


Christopher Wood: "James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me"


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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

007 Book location: Paula Vacker's house / Icebreaker (1983)


Bond book: Icebreaker (1983)
Place and location in the book: House at the south-easterly end of the Mannerheimintie, Helsinki, Finland
Actual place and location in the book: House at the south-easterly end of the Mannerheimintie, Helsinki, Finland
What happens here in the book: Bond goes to meet Paula Vacker.
Visited by 007 Travelers: 2014


"For no logical reason, Bond had imagined that Paula would live in a new and shining apartment block. Instead, he found her address to be a house four storeys high, with shuttered windows and fresh green paint."
"Two curved, half-timbered gables divided the house, which had a single entrance, glass-panelled and unlocked. Just inside the door, a row of metal mailboxes signified who lived where, the personal cards in tiny frames. The hallway and stairs were bare of carpet."
"Paula lived on the third floor - 3A - and Bond, slipping the buttons on his British Warm, began to make his way up the stairs."
"Paula lived in an apartment building overlooking the Esplanade Park, at the south-easterly end of the Mannerheimintie. It was a part of the city Bond had never visited before, so his arrival was one of surprise and delight."

John Gardner: "Icebreaker"









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Monday, 26 May 2014

007 Hotel: Mercure Paris Terminus Nord, Paris, France

MERCURE PARIS TERMINUS NORD


Location: Paris, France
Address: 12 Boulevard De Denain
Bond book appearance: For Your Eyes Only - short story From a View to a Kill and Death Is Forever

Opposite the Gare du Nord, the hotel is ideally placed for getting to the Stade de France, the Le Bourget Exhibition Grounds and Villepinte. This cosy establishment is easily reached by public transport and is close to the Lariboisière Hospital. The hotel has large rooms, some with a view of Montmartre and Sacré Coeur.

129 euros / night, no breakfast included. (2013)
Standard Room with a double bed. Decorated in a style that combines modernity and tradition, the rooms feature a large double bed, a comfortable workspace, flat-screen TV, safe, air conditioning, and free WIFI. Bathroom with bathtub.


Bond stays in hotel Terminus Nord in Ian Fleming's short story "From a View to a Kill". In John Gardner's "Death Is Forever" he says that Terminus Nord's restaurant is one of his favourite restaurants in Paris.


"When Bond was in Paris he invariably stuck to the same addresses. He stayed at the Terminus Nord, because he liked station hotels and because this was the least pretentious and most anonymous of them."


Ian Fleming: "From a View to a Kill"


 
"Of all the railway stations in Europe, Bond liked the Gare du Nord best. The place held special memories for him. It was also within walking distance of one of his favourite restaurants in Paris - Terminus Nord.
Bistros and restaurants hovering in the shadow of any great railway terminus should normally be avoided. Inevitably their clientele consists of birds of passage, people leaving and arriving at the station. So it follows that the service is perfunctory, at best; at worst, slapdash; while the food is only passable. Happily Terminus Nord, directly opposite the Gare du Nord, is a prestigious exception. Its service is impeccable, while the food attracts gourmets who are not merely passing through the French capital or using the railway station."

John Gardner: "Death Is Forever"












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Sunday, 25 May 2014

007 Filming location: Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church / Octopussy (1983) / (publicity shot / Roger Moore)

KAISER WILHELM MEMORIAL CHURCH


Bond movie: Octopussy (1983) / (publicity shot / Roger Moore)
Place and location: Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Breitscheidplatz, Berlin, Germany

Visited by 007 Travelers: 2012





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Saturday, 24 May 2014

007 Filming location: Kurfürstendamm / Octopussy (1983)

KURFÜRSTENDAMM


Bond movie: Octopussy (1983)
Place and location in the movie: Kurfürstendamm, West Berlin, West Germany
Actual place and location: Kurfürstendamm, Berlin, Germany

What happens here in the movie: Bond and M drive towards Checkpoint Charlie.
Visited by 007 Travelers: 2012






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Friday, 23 May 2014

007 Filming location: Brandenburg Gate / Octopussy (1983) / (publicity shot / Roger Moore)


BRANDENBURG GATE

Bond movie: Octopussy (1983) / (publicity shot / Roger Moore)
Place and location: Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, Berlin, Germany
Visited by 007 Travelers: 2012





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Thursday, 22 May 2014

007 Vehicle: Moon Buggy / Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Bond vehicle: Moon Buggy
Bond movie: Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Bond has driven many famous vehicles but Moon Buggy is something special and it is based on real Lunar Roving Vehicle.

"The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) or lunar rover was a battery-powered four-wheeled rover used on the Moon in the last three missions of the American Apollo program (15, 16, and 17) during 1971 and 1972. It was popularly known as the moon buggy, a play on the phrase "dune buggy". The LRV was transported to the Moon on the Apollo Lunar Module (LM) and, once unpacked on the surface, could carry one or two astronauts, their equipment, and lunar samples. The three LRVs remain on the moon." (Wikipedia) 

Engine: Every wheel has its own engine powered by two 36 V silver-zinc batteries
Top speed: 18 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: no data available
Length: 3100 mm 
Width: 1830 mm
Weight: 200 kg
Price 1971: $ 38 million



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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

007 Vehicle: Triumph Stag / Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Bond vehicle: Triumph Stag
Bond movie: Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Bond drives his car from Dover to Amsterdam, as his alias Peter Franks.

Engine: 2,997 cm3, V8 SOCH
Top speed: 190 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9,3 seconds
Length: 4412 mm 
Width: 1613 mm
Weight: 1275 kg
Price 1971/2007: £ 1602/ £ 10 000




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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

007 Vehicle: Mustang Mach 1 / Diamonds Are Forever (1971)


Bond vehicle: Mustang Mach 1
Bond movie: Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Bond escapes the Las Vegas police 

Engine: 429 Cobra Jet, OHV V8, 7010 cm3
Top speed: 177 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5,4 seconds
Length: 4813 mm 
Width: 1882 mm
Weight: 1562 kg
Price 1971/2007: $ 3268 / $ 25 000






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Monday, 19 May 2014

007 Book location: House at the corner of Kochstrasse and Wilhelmstrasse / The Living Daylights (1966)

Bond book: The Living Daylights (1966)
Place and location in the bookHouse at the corner of Kochstrasse and Wilhelmstrasse, West-Berlin, West-Germany
Actual place and locationHouse at the corner of Kochstrasse and Wilhelmstrasse, Berlin, Germany
What happens here in the book: Bond should shoot the sniper from this apartment.
Visited by 007 Travelers: 2012


"The ugly six-storey building at the corner of Kochstrasse and the Wilhelmstrasse was the only one standing in a waste of empty bombed space. Bond paid off his taxi and got a brief impression of waist-high weeds and half-tidied rubble walls stretching away to a big deserted crossroads lit by a central cluster yellowish arc lamps, before he pushed the bell for the fourth floor and at once heard the click of the door opener."
Ian Fleming: "The Living Daylights"










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Sunday, 18 May 2014

007 Drink: Vodka Martini

Drink: Vodka Martini
Bond movie appearance: Dr. No and several others
Bond book appearanceDiamonds Are Forever and several others
Experience of 007 Travelers: @ home

A vodka martini, also known as a vodkatini or kangaroo cocktail, is a cocktail made with vodka and vermouth, a variation of a martini. James Bond famously drinks a "Vodka Martini, shaken not stirred."


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007 orders Vodka Martini in "Dr. No"
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"Bond sat at the bar of The Tiara and sipped a Vodka Martini and examined the great gambling room with a professional eye."

Ian Fleming: "Diamonds Are Forever


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Saturday, 17 May 2014

007 Filming location: Railway Station, St. Petersburg / GoldenEye (1995)

RAILWAY STATION, ST. PETERSBURG

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Bond movie: GoldenEye (1995)
Place and location in the movie: Railway Station, St. Petersburg, Russia
Actual place and location: Platform 5 of St. Pancras Station, Euston Road, London, England
What happens here in the movie: Natalya Simonova arrives in St. Petersburg railway station.
Visited by 007 Travelers: 2010






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