Lifeless island that impressed Skyfall involves Google Road View (video)

Dead island that inspired Skyfall comes to Google Street View (video)

It goes by the identify of Hashima, or Gunkanjima (“Battleship Island”), and even “The Lifeless Island”, because it impressed the water-locked cyberterrorist HQ in Skyfall. Discover it for your self, courtesy of the brand new Google Road View (and official “making of” video) embedded after the break, and you will see that it is a very actual place off the coast of Japan’s Nagasaki Peninsula, and it is even lonelier than its fictional counterpart within the Bond movie (which wasn’t truly filmed there). There are not any vacationer workplaces or big Oedipus Complexes, so far as we will see, simply lengthy stretches of overgrown roads and collapsing condo blocks that when housed 5,000 individuals, earlier than they deserted the island in 1974 following the demise of its coal business. It took a Google worker two hours to map the place and protect its crumbling visage for posterity utilizing a particular backpack, however do not be stunned if you wish to depart it after just some minutes.

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