The One with the 500 Days of Summer Bench


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Since we live in the mecca of movie making, I've developed a slight fascination with Hollywood and all that entails - especially significant locations - such as... the bench from 500 Days of Summer
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Not sure why I thought to look up where it is, maybe cuz I recently watched a few Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies? Anywho, so I googled "500 Days of Summer Bench" and found out it's right downtown. Off we went! The park where this bench (and a few others) reside is called Angels Knoll - smack dab in the middle of downtown.
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I heart tall buildings. (Check out the helicopter slightly below center on the right photo about to land on the US Bank building - coolio!)
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There's THE bench! It's the one on the right.
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The grass was covered with cotton! At first I thought it was dog hair. But then I kept seeing more and more and more and more.
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I've never seen anything like this before!
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Usually there is a plaque on the back of this bench stating it's from the movie, but it's been stolen, and I'm sure if a new one is put in its place it'll get stolen too. Heck, I'd steal it! (OK, probably not :)
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Another group of people was there to check out the bench so I asked if they'd take our photo. Chris and Paige playing Tom and Summer:
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Meanwhile Jane was hanging out in her stroller and Fox was hugging trees.
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The trees are all carved up with initials.
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It was really fun to re-create this scene.
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Also in the exact same spot as the bench is Angels Flight Railway - a train/tram/funicular railroad thingamajig that Chris has been wanting to go on for years. I wanted to see a bench and Chris wanted to go on Angels Flight - they were literally in the same spot so it was a win-win all around! I'll blog about it tomorrow.
FUN DAY!

7 comments

  1. Sooooo fun to re-create the scene!! I loveeeeeee the photos ... and I can just see the title of the lo now for Fox -- "My tree hugger" lol :)

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  2. That is sooo cute! Ive only seen portions of that movie.

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  3. Okay that is like the coolest thing ever!! :) how amazing! PS- I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel!!

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  4. Ah, I love it! New goal before we move away!!

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  5. Aw, I was wondering who took that picture of you two on the bench. Adore! Officially want to go and watch this movie now! ;)
    xo TJ

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  6. I think we did a pretty good job trying to recreate that screenshot. Go us!

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