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Vault Exclusive: True To The End – Visiting True Blood Sets

Vault Exclusive: True To The End – Visiting True Blood Sets

Below are photos of True Blood locations which were taken by Els, a True Blood fan from Belgium. She writes about her adventures of getting around Los Angeles on her own to take all of these photos.

Read her story below:

I am a Belgian True Blood fan visiting Los Angeles for my vacation. As you will read in my story, I am a fan of public transport, walking, and cycling, even in Los Angeles where “the car is king.”

Day 1

On the first day I took public transportation (the bus) to downtown Los Angeles to see some of the locations where True Blood scenes were shot:

Jackson Apartments: I first went to an apartment building in the Los Felix section that was used as Alcide’s apartment where he and Sookie stayed in Season 3. This is also the building where Sookie saw Eric flying outside the window.

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The Bellefleur House: Then, I walked to the private home in Hancock Park which is used as the home where Andy Bellefleur and Arlene Fowler (and Terry before he died) live.

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Hotel Carmilla: And, I ended the day by going to the hotel located in Beverly Hills which was used in Season 2 as the vampire hotel in Dallas.

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Day 2

The second day I borrowed my friend’s bike and rode south.

Bon Temps Police Station:

First, I went to see the police station that is used in True Blood as the Bon Temp Police Station located in Harthorne, CA. On the way there, I was hit by a car, when the car’s driver was texting on his phone and not paying attention. And, he didn’t even stop to see if I was OK. Luckily I was not hurt, but as a result, the bike’s basket was bent and the bike had a few scratches on it.

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Big Patty’s Pie House – I then rode the bike to find the location that was used in Season 1 when Sookie and Sam were trying to find out more about who killed her mother. Big Patty’s Pie House is also located in Hawthorne and  I ate lunch there and had to laugh when I found out that that they don’t even sell pies.

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I rode almost 40 miles on the bike on Day 2, got real sun burned and when I got home, I was ready to rest . It was cool to have  seen and been at these locations where True Blood has filmed.

See more photos that Els took below:

Lynnpd
Written by Lynnpd

Lynnpd has an avid interest in the entertainment industry from classic movies to all things True Blood. With a background in art, she enjoys creating in Photoshop, running web sites and finds the internet an exciting place to be. Lynn lives in the LA area and attends as many Hollywood related events as she can. She has covered events for the both websites in the LA area; read all about it at http://lynnpdexclusives.com.

6 Comment responses

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    June 15, 2014

    Els, thanks for sharing your adventure with us. I applaud your resolve for getting around on public transportation, and by walking and biking. I’m so sorry you were hit by a car. Thankfully, you weren’t hurt and it sounds like the bike sustained minimal damage. Personally, I’d like to strangle the driver who didn’t even stop to see if you were all right.

    It is lovely to see these True Blood locations again. I so appreciate the review and the sharing.

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    June 15, 2014

    Thanks for sharing your story and photos, Els. What a wonderful experience! I don’t even know how to drive a car, so I am with you on public transportation, walking and biking.

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    June 15, 2014

    Els I so enjoyed your True Blood location vacation photos and story but my heart skipped a beat when the car hit you on the bike; I am so happy you are ok, aweful of the driver not to stop.
    The sharp locations pictures bring back the best memories and I just the love Big Patty’s Pie House without pies, lol.
    Thanks for sharing your True Blood enthusiasm.

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    June 16, 2014

    Wow Els that was some vacation. Thanks for sharing the photos and I’m glad you weren’t hurt,

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    June 16, 2014

    Glad you’re ok Els! Thanks for sharing the photos.

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    July 06, 2014

    Thanks for that great photos. I am still searching for where the vamp camp exterior scenes of season six were shot.

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