Tuesday, October 20, 2015

On Location: The Hunger Games | District 12

Coincidentally, this is just in time for Halloween.... I know it's been awhile since the first Hunger Games movie came out, but I heard that part of the movie depicting District 12 was filmed near Charlotte.  One day this summer we decided to make a spontaneous trip. The drive was about an hour Northwest of Charlotte and it actually makes for a pretty good day trip. It's right near the town of Hickory which is a pretty cute place. We took the scenic route via Highway 321 and it was very pretty and very green. I recommend going that way if you are traveling from Charlotte. 

The location is called Henry River Mill Village. It's currently a ghost town {my first one!} but was built in the early 1900's and suffered several fires over the years.  It was a small mill town that manufactured fine cotton yarns. By the time it shut down in the 1960's, the mill had produced 12,000 spindles and fine yarn for creating lace. 

Hunger Games

Recognize the Bakery from the movie? It's probably the only thing I actually recognized. If I go back and re-watch it, I'm sure it would all make sense but I think the most scenic part is the bakery. 

Hunger Games

Legend is that this place is haunted. Doesn't it look the part? I would not want to be around these parts at night. But I'm also the person who never wanted to go graveyard hunting, etc. 

Hunger Games

It looks so calm and peaceful now. 

Hunger Games

The entire village is actually up for sale for a million bucks. What a steal, right? Well, there is no electricity and you have to keep the structures standing since they are on the register of National Historic Places. But, other than that... 

Hunger Games

Hunger Games

Aren't the broken windows eerie? 

Hunger Games

Hunger Games

We had such a fun time exploring this village and a few other people popped by while we were there. Technically, there are a bunch of no trespassing signs, so we probably weren't supposed to be there, but oh well. It was a fun adventure. 

Have you been? Do you want to visit? 

Travel Fully,


6 comments:

  1. I had no idea this was so close! I want to make a day trip out there!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Online games are something which is becoming more and more popular with every passing day. Nowadays there are thousands of websites which offer different online games from every genre. However most of the websites are oriented towards the young population of the Earth. http://63.250.38.187/Murahqq/

    ReplyDelete
  3. This article provides over 50 tips that you can apply when playing Halo 4 War Games. My advices ranges greatly from how to best utilize power weapons to how to maximize the effect of your grenades. I further discuss in detail how to create the optimum loadout for War Games and how to gain experience with maximum efficiency. Experienced and inexperienced players alike will both benefit greatly from the strategies and tactics that I present in this article. Agen JurusQQ

    ReplyDelete
  4. It's hard to say what constitutes the best PC game in this age of innovative and state of the art gaming. This is very much subjective and gamers tend to have different opinions regarding this topic. As there are various gaming genres available in the market today, it is very difficult to say which game is the best. Pkv Murahqq

    ReplyDelete
  5. i hate artifical stuffs so i always do organic gardening at home to get some natural foods~ https://maps.google.com/url?q=https://toponlinegeneral.com/

    ReplyDelete
  6. Spot up for this write-up, I honestly feel this fabulous website wants considerably more consideration. I’ll more likely again to learn much more, thank you that information. Smart Tech guys

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...