Twin Peaks - Where We're From, The Birds Sing A Pretty Song  
Here is our visit to different Twin Peaks filming locations in the Seattle, WA area. If you want to download these pics, you can get them at this gallery. If you'd like to visit these locations yourself, here is a public Google map with several locations marked. A really exhaustively researched and thorough site of TP location photographs can be found here.

The lonesome foghorn blows

Our first stop was the Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo, WA near Bainbridge. This place is so beautiful. If I ever have some excuse to hold some kind of big life celebration of some kind, this will be the place. They used the Kiana for the exterior of the Packard estate and the interiors of the Great Northern.

You may recognize this as front desk area of the Great Northern Hotel.

Let's get in there and get those cheese eaters where they live.

Did they scarf that whole damn smörgåsbord?

The Norwegians are leaving! The Norwegians are leaving!

I understand you wanted to see the sheriff up here.

She's dead. Wrapped in plastic.

Laura's log is even viewable in Google Earth.

Next we move to the East of Seattle to Snoqualmie, Fall City, and North Bend. This is the exterior of the Road House, which is getting a makeover.

The Bookhouse - most of it must be underground because there's no way it fits in that small building.

Great Northern Hotel exterior
It's not the Great Northern but it is the Salish Lodge, which looks like a wonderful spa retreat. We're definitely staying here next time.

And here it is, the most mystical and beautiful part of the journey - Snoqualmie Falls.

A large building with many rooms alike. But occupied by different souls night after night.

Ronette's Bridge

Uhhh...yeah. *shudder*

The corner of Sparkwood and 21, fortuitously supplied with a motorcyclist.

The Double R Diner is real, my friends, oh so real, and oh so delicious.

I can't do the Meals on Wheels today. I just can't.

This is painted on the back of the building.

This must be where pies go when they die.

Have mercy, this truly was the most delicious, warm, sweet, tangy, perfect cherry pie I've ever eaten. It couldn't have hurt that cherries were in season and were being sold on road sides all over the place. We ate a LOT of cherries.

Even though a fire took out a fair amount of the restaurant, it still retained a lot of its Peaks feel in the remodel.

My special agents in their Twin Peaks Sheriff Department hats, which to our amazement were still being sold there.

Motel where Teresa Banks waited with Laura and Ronette for Leland. This place is still utterly creepy.

The black dog runs at night.

Twin Peaks High School is apparently Wildcat Country.

You stole the corn! I had it canned! Above the store!

Intersection where Phillip Gerard confronted Leland and Laura. David nearly caused a car accident when he had a mental breakdown upon realizing what this intersection was. His brain stopped working for a few moments.

You ought to take it easy, mister, you're going to burn your engine out!

The place where the Welcome To Twin Peaks sign was placed, viewable in all opening credits.

What's left of the Packard Sawmill. Looks like Catherine really did burn the place down.

And directly across from it, the Twin Peaks Sheriff's Department, looking exactly the same as it ever was.

Keep it simple. Insurance investigator should read "arson, " block letters, about six feet high.

Entrance to the Fat Trout Trailer Park, home of Teresa Banks and the creepy phone pole. We didn't go in since it is private property.

Giant log from opening credits

Ed! You waiting for the drapes to hangs themselves?

Ed and Nadine's house


Big Ed's Gas Farm

The view from the picnic area where Laura, Donna, and James filmed themselves. You can see the mill and the high school in the distance.

A giant panoramic shot of the breathtaking view

This area overlooking the town was so beautiful and really the best way to end this journey.

6 Comments:

Fantastic photos and comments! Bravo!

By Blogger Jerry Horne, at Wednesday, June 11, 2008 5:29:00 PM  

SO COOL!!!!!! My favorite part was the fortuitous motorcyclist. Joel's favorite part was the sheriff's station. That must have been so surreal!

By Blogger Ashley, at Wednesday, June 11, 2008 10:23:00 PM  

SO. VERY. JEALOUS!

By Anonymous byronicwoman, at Thursday, June 12, 2008 6:35:00 AM  

I love everything about this except that I wasn't there with you. Damn, I want that pie.

By Blogger tifanie, at Friday, June 13, 2008 4:00:00 PM  

You guys! Thanks so much for sharing these amazing photos! It's so cool to see a straightforward, up-to-date catalog of the locations. Wow, the Roadhouse is finally getting some attention. That's great news -I was so worried they'd just tear it down.Y'all rock.

By Blogger c h a r l e s, at Monday, June 16, 2008 6:06:00 AM  

Jeebus, that intersection totally ruined me for about 15 minutes. I was so scared. And the trailer park being about 50 feet away didn't help any.

By Anonymous d, at Saturday, June 21, 2008 8:01:00 AM  

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