Thursday, March 1, 2018

WCW Monday Nitro - Mall of America - Bloomington, MN

On Monday, September 4th, 1995, World Championship Wrestling (WCW) changed the sports entertainment industry by hosting their first-ever live prime time event. The Mall of America was host to the very first WCW Monday Nitro. Above is an overhead shot from that program, and below is the same spot in March of 2018, taken from the 4th floor of the Mall of America's rotunda.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

"Top Gun" House - Oceanside, CA

This was Kelly McGillis's house in the movie "Top Gun." Above is how it appeared in the film and below is the same house in February of 2017. It can be found at 102 N. Pacific Street in Oceanside, California.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Pat's vs. Geno's - Philadelphia, PA

These two Philly Cheesesteak institutions have gone head-to-head on just about every television show imaginable. Bottom line, it simply comes down to preference as both places are very good.

These two locations are directly across the street from each other in the Philly Cheesesteak Tourist Trap of the world. If you are in Philadelphia, add this to your list. Above is "Pat's King of Steaks" (located at 1237 E Passyunk Avenue) and below is "Geno's Steaks" (located at 1219 S 9th Street).

I went there in December of 2017, ordered one sandwich from both places, and tried them. My winner? Tony Luke's! :)

Monday, December 18, 2017

Philadelphia Museum of Art - "Rocky" Filming Location - Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is not just one of the most amazing art museums I have ever visted, it is also home of the famous "Rocky Stairs" from the 1976 film "Rocky." This is how it appeared in December of 2017.

There is also a statue near the stairs of the fictional character "Rocky." Beware of people trying to "use your phone to take your picture." You can find this museum at 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Liberty Bell - Philadelphia, PA

The Liberty Bell, one of America's most notable icons, is located at North 6th Street and Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is housed inside of a building, and admission is free!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Gallagher House - "Shameless" Filming Location - Chicago, IL

If you have ever seen the Showtime series "Shameless," then this house will be extremely familiar to you. Located at 2119 South Homan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois is the house used as the Gallagher residence. Above is an image from the show, showing Karl on the front steps. Below is the house in November of 2017.

The property all around the house was used. Above is Fiona and Ian sitting in the hot tub in the backyard. Below is the back of the house in 2017.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Kev & V's House - "Shameless" Filming Location - Chicago, IL

Located at 2113 South Homan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois is the house used as Kevin and Veronica's home in the Showtime hit series "Shameless." Above is a still from the Season 3 as Kevin walks out of the house. Below is the same location in November of 2017.