Couple Travel Around the World to Recreate Iconic Movie Scenes

Robin Lachhein, 31, and Judith Schneider, 30, a couple from, Germany, have a very interesting hobby – they travel around the world to recreate iconic movie scenes in the exact same locations they were filmed at.

Robin and Judith met at a friend’s party 10 years ago, and they’ve been visiting famous film locations for the last six years. At first it was just a personal hobby they kept for themselves, only posting photos they took around their home, but then friends started noticing them when they came over and praising their talent for recreating iconic scenes. Instagram had been gaining popularity, so they started their very own page, aptly named ‘Secret Famous Places’, which has gained tens of thousands of followers.

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“This is our hobby,” Schneider told Insider Magazine. “We just did it because it’s a lot of fun. But after four or five years, we realized that everybody looking at our pictures is laughing a lot and having fun, so we decided to publish them on Instagram.”

 

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Our next picture of Game of Thrones with Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage! This awesome location is located in Spain. We took the picture at a very cold and foggy day 🙈 . . Location: This beach is located in northern Spain near to Bilbao. It is called Itzurun and is a beautiful area of unrral looking stone formations and cliffs 😎 . . Clothes: We bought Daenerys dress at a carnival store 😅 We used it for different pictures of GoT in Spain. Tyrion Lannister wears a dark coat. For that we brought black material with us. A lot 😉 . . @emilia_clarke @peterdinklage @gameofthrones we hope you like our picture 😀 It was a great location! . . Original Photo: HBO/Warner Bros. Television . . #GameOfThrones #Khaleesi #basque #visitspain #winteriscoming #EmiliaClarke #PeterDinklage #Spain #Bilbao #Itzurun #Daenerys #Lannister #GOT #secretfamousplaces #travel #travellust #adventure #reiseblogger #filminglocation #roadtrip #vacation #series #hbo #gameofthronesfinale #jonsnow #travelling #dragon #europe

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The two film buffs constantly have to reiterate that this is just a fun hobby for them, not a full time job, as many people think. Robin is a mechanical engineer and Judith works at a radio station; they just plan out their vacation with film shooting locations in mind. So instead of simply visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris, they also research iconic film locations for their collections, which so far numbers about 70 scenes.

 

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This time we have been in the USA to visit the filming location of Forrest Gump! It is our first picture with people we met there…so the photo shooting was very exciting 😁 . Location: Run Forrest, Run!”, a famous quote and quite famous place! You can clearly see the Monument Valley Area with the beautiful red sand and stones. It is a very long road in Arizona and really hot out there…and it was October 😅 The silhouette of the huge rocks in the background is exactly the same, only the sign is new 😃 . . Clothes: We didn’t have a cap like Forrest. So Judith draw the company logo 😁 The jacket was from a friend. Thanks to @anubis.hes and sorry for sweating. It was very hot 😅 . . Actors: The problem was the crowd of people behind Forrest Gump. So we asked some guys from Thailand if they want to be our shooting partner. They were very ambitious to get a perfect photo 😅 A special thanks for your great support!! @namekesara @kch._.m @smioroa @wonatz @23mariott @kittaploy Whole making-of 👉🏼 instastory And @tomhanks, we hope you like the photo 😊 Original photo: Paramount Pictures #USA #Arizona #MonumentValley #desert #forrestgump #tomhanks #traveller #hiking #roadtrip #secretfamousplaces #travellog #travellust #adventure #love #castaway #bubbagump #robinwright #westcoast #nationalpark #america #amerika #theus #california #travelphotography #marathon #runforrestrun #visitarizona #arizonaisgorgeous #see_arizona

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Picking out what scenes to recreate is trickier than most people think. First of all, they only want to recreate good movie scenes, then they mostly opt for ones with male and female actors, although they sometimes make exceptions, like the recreation of a LOTR scene where Judith played elven heartthrob Legolas.

 

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We are back in #Germany and this is our first photo from our trip to the USA! 😍 We visited the beautiful Arches Nationalpark in Utah for a filming location of Thelma and Louise 😎 But just because we asked you for ideas of filming locations some weeks ago. Thanks to @irisnhf for this great suggestion and all the other answers. It is an awesome nationalpark with great nature and cool trails. @utahunique. The rock formation in the background is still the same, so it was quite easy to find it – luckily, because it was extremely hot 🌞 You can find the making-of of the photoshooting in our Insta-Story 😀 @susansarandon we hope you like the photo 🙂 Original photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer #utah #thelma #louise #susansarandon #ArchesNationalPark #beautahful #wowutah #travel #nature #USA #nationalpark #mountain #thelmaandlouise #geenadavis #bradpitt #secretfamousplaces #hike #trail #landscape #filminglocation #hollywood #photography #instatravel #travelblogger #tourism #roadtrip #summer #moab

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Every new project has to be very well researched and planned out, as simply going out to a film location and taking a photo doesn’t work as well as you’d think. For example, they once traveled to a certain area of New Zealand to recreate a scene from The Hobbit, only to find that it was missing Mount Cook in the background. They then learned that the mountain was hundreds of miles away and had been digitally added into the background in the movie.

 

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This scene from “The International” was recorded in the beautiful city Milan, Italy. It was next to the Central Station and the place in front of it just barely changed – that was cool! 😎 Robin didn’t have this jacket of Clive Owen. So we had a good reason to go shopping in Milan 😁 @naomiwatts and Clive Owen, we hope you like the photo! Original photo: Columbia Pictures #Milan #Milano #Italy #Mailand #TheInternational #NaomiWatts #CliveOwen #filminglocation #secretfamousplaces #actor #actress #love #travel #vacation #fashion #hollywood #crime #cinema #police #bellaciao #ciao #amore #italien #lakecomo #city #urbanjungle #urbanjunglebloggers #urban #stadt #whatitalyis

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Then there is the weather, which isn’t always the same as in the movie scenes they are trying to recreate, finding clothing to closely match those of the actors, or just curious bystanders getting in their shots. The point is that every one of their photos takes a lot of work and planning, they spend hours scouting the internet for information on certain locations, but it’s all part of the process they love so much.

 

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New Yoooooooork! ❤ We met a lot of friendly people who helped us finding the filming location of “The Devil Wears Prada”. Thank you so much! . . Location: The original scene was recorded infront of the building where Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway had their fashion agency (it is the McGraw-Hill Building next to #Rockefellercenter). We found it after asking a lot of people! . . Clothes: Anne Hathaway wears a green shirt with white elements on it. And here brown bag is a big Part in the picture, because she uses her telephone and don’t know where to go in the scene. Judith has a similar bag and even the shirt, so it was easy for her to dress like Anne Hathaway 😊 . . Amazing City! If you have the chance to visit it, grab it. The people over there are great and very friendly 😊 . . @annehathaway we hope you like the photo! . . Original photo: 20th Century Fox . . #newyork #usa #annehathaway #merylstreep #thedevilwearsprada #fashion #newyorkcity #eastcoast #prada #actress #filminglocation #movie #movielocation #nyc #hollywood #cinema #secretfamousplaces #vogue #timesquare #movielocation #movie #welovenewyork #welovenyc #photography

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“We combine taking the pictures with holidays,” Robin Lachhein said. “When we travel to a country, we want to visit the country and want to see great sightseeing spots. The cool part of this hobby is that we don’t just visit sightseeing spots where everyone in the country is, we see spots where movies are filmed, which are so much cooler.”

 

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The filming location for Inception was a little bit different than expected. The challenge: A lot of brides and traffic in the background… 🙂 And we were running out of time because of the sunset. We only had 20 minutes to shoot the photo…. . . Location: You can see the beautiful background, where Leonardo DiCaprio and Marion Cotillard are standing – but it is a quite loud bridge. A lot of cars and even a train (top of the upper bridge) are driving over it. But the view is amazing (directly to the Eiffel Tower). We found the exact spot, but you clearly see the sun was going down in the original photo. So we had to hurry up. . . Clothes: Quite easy this time 😀 DiCaprio wears a brown shirt and Cotillard a dark shirt, too. And she wears a colorful scarf. We found similar clothes at our home to match them. . . You can see the whole story on our YouTube channel. . . @leonardodicaprio @marioncotillard We hope you like the photo 🙂 . . Original photo: Warner Bros. . . #inception #leonardodicaprio #marioncotillard #favoritemovie #filminglocation #paris #france #secretfamousplaces #movies #pics #picture #actor #actress #filmfoto #wonderfulplaces #cinema #hollywood #oscars #summer #sun #love #bridge #laughing #instagood #oscars #christophernolan #oscar2018 #city

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Robin and Judith say they only use tools like Photoshop for very minor modifications, like adjusting colors so they better match the look of the movie scenes. Otherwise, they put authenticity first, even leaving random objects that they could easily remove in the shots they post on Instagram.

 

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Downton Abbey – we are in love with #highclerecastle. It was amazing!! ❤ People were watching because it looked like Robin asked me to marry him…😅 the reason: the tripod was too small…so we had to kneel down. And no: he didn’t asked 😉 . . Location: The original scene was filmed at Highclere Castle in Great Britain. You can see it in the background of the original photo. There are huge trees in front of it, so we know which perspective should be the correct one. But our tripod was to small. We made it anyway 😊 in both pictures you see a very clean area, it was amazing. The trees didn’t changed and the weather was…ok. they had a little bit more sun. . . Clothes: Robin forgot his chemise and his tie in Germany. So if you have closer look: his “shirt” is a peace of paper 😂 and his tie is the belt of my coat. But it is quite similar to the original one. Cullen wears a little bit darker jackett…and a real shirt… But by the way…my coat is a bathrobe 😄 So…it was a lot of fun. For us and for the people around us. . . @theladydockers @tom_cullen amazing location, hope you like our photo 🙂 Making-of is on YouTube. . . Original photo: ITV . . #downtonabbey #michelledockery #tomcullen #castle #highclere #filminglocation #england #hampshire #secretfamousplaces #oscar2018 #movies #pics #actor #actress #filmfoto #wonderfulplaces #love #bbctravel #lovetheworld #nice #summer #film #cinema #oscars #lovely #instagood #traveler #lovegreatbritain #großbritannien

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Searching and researching movie locations when planning their vacations, and then finding the exact angle to shoot the photos from is what makes their holidays more exciting, but Robin and Judith say that the thing they love most about their hobby is that it makes other people happy too.

 

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Our first picture of #GameOfThrones! It was a quite long way, but it was an amazing location. We can’t wait for the final season 😱 . . Location: It is located next to Bilbao, maybe a 30 minutes drive. After you arrive at the parking spot, you have to walk for an hour: first a long way down and over a mystical path and stone bridges next to the ocean. Then you reach the island “Gaztelugatxe”. You can see a small part of the path in the gallery. Before you arrive at the top of the mountain with a hermitage, you are standing at the same spot as “Khaleesi” and “Jon Snow”. We had little problems taking the photo, because the camera had to be behind the path and our tripod was at maximum height to give us the same camera position. But it wasn’t enough, so we placed Robin’s smartphone on the top of our camera to be even more higher. It worked 😎 . . Clothes: Have a look at Khaleesi, it can’t be more difficult. She has a dragon-brooch, a cape and a difficult dress. We bought them together as a carnival costume and it was important, because didn’t know how to make it on our own. Her hair is complicated, too. 🙈 Jon Snow wears a biiig coat, that is why we bought 2x3m material and the shoulders were covered by a fake fur of my jacket. . . Kit Harington and @emilia_clarke we hope you like the photo 😊 . . Original Photo: HBO/Warner Bros. Television . . #Khaleesi #JonSnow #got #emiliaclarke #kitharington #gaztelugatxe #spain #basque #finalseason #winteriscoming #snow #game #dragons #daenerystargaryen #bilbao #motherofdragon #winterfell #stark #lannister #gameofthronesseason #visitspain #forthethrone #daenerys #travel #secretfamousplaces #traveltheworld #love #worldplaces #watchthisinstagood

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“I like that we are making people smile,” they told Insider. “That’s really, really cool.”

 

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Audrey Hepburn, Paris and suuummer 😍 This time we covered “Charade” from 1963! This classic movie was recorded in Paris with the great Audrey Hepburn and her colleague Cary Grant. Can you see the different colour of the bridge? The movie was recorded 55(!) years ago and some things changed and others are still the same. The bridge is called “Pont au Double” and is very close to Notre Dame…it is quite busy and a lot of people watched us, especially Judith with her discreet colour 💃😅 We found the red top and the skirt at a second hand shop. While we were driving to Paris, we “produced” the bobbles in Judith’s top on our own and believe us – we never do this again 🙈 It took a veeeery long time…10 of them were too hard, so in the end there were only 7 of them. It was a great place in Paris! ❤ Original photo: Universal Pictures #Paris #Charade #France #AudreyHepburn #CaryGrant #Classic #NotreDame #PontAuDouble #Style #Styleicone #seine #fashion #beauty #hollywood #cinema #secretfamousplaces #summer #travel #photography

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