Bond Movie sets Skyflall on abandoned Japanese island


Hashima Island selected to model 007 villain’s hideout.

Although largely filmed in the UK, an abandoned Japanese island is flaunting its connection to the latest edition in the Bond film franchise, Skyfall.

Abandoned in 1974, the former mining island, Hashima Island in Nagasaki, Japan was used as a model of the ‘dead city’ hideout for the film’s villain, Raoul Silva’s.

Recently added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, the island is nickname, Gunboat Island for its unique shape and concrete ruins.

According to the region’s tourism association, Hashima was one of the most densely population locations in the world during the 1980s when it was a coal mine housing workers and their families.

In 1974 the mine was shut down and the island abandoned.

These days, the destination is left with concrete building frames, creating a “hauntingly beautiful landscape”.

Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
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